Legal Drafting: The Ambiguity of "And" and "Or"

Date

1971

Authors

Kirk, Maurice B.

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Professor Kirk addresses the use ”and/or” in legal drafting. The basic question asked is, “Should the draftsman be less precise than he is capable of being?” The professor answers this question with a well-pondered, “It depends!” and provides examples of the advantage of using “and/or” as well as examples of when it is not advantageous.

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Keywords

Precision, Legal drafting

Citation

2 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 235