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Judge and JuristEssays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry$
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Andrew Burrows, David Johnston, QC, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.001.0001

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The Form and Language of Lord Rodger’s Judgments

The Form and Language of Lord Rodger’s Judgments

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(p.121) 13 The Form and Language of Lord Rodger’s Judgments
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Judge and Jurist
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Lord Reed

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0013

This chapter reflects on the form and language of Alan Rodger's judgments. His judgments are well written pieces of English prose. Their language is vigorous and arresting. They are persuasive, skilfully deploying humour and rhetoric to make a point. They are lucid and scholarly. They also reflect the personality of the man who wrote them: his interests, his sense of humour, his energy, and sheer effervescence.

Keywords:   Alan Rodger, judgments, form, language

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