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Strategies for Success in Graduate Research: Helpful Writing Resources

Core Grammar for Lawyers: (contact Chantal for a password)

Paula Baron and Lillian Corbin, Legal Writing: Academic and Professional Communication (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Joan Bolker, Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Heidi Brown, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)

David Evans, Paul Gruba, and Justin Zobel, How to Write a Better Thesis (Springer, 2014)

Terri LeClerq and Karin Mika, Legal Writing with Style: Comprehensive Guide for Improving Your Legal Writing (Captive Audience Publishing, 2015)

Joseph Levine, Writing and Presenting your Thesis or Dissertation (online)

Megan McAlpin, Beyond the First Draft: Editing Strategies for Powerful Legal Writing (Carolina Academic Press 2014)

Inger Mewburn, How to Tame Your PhD (2010 – available as an ebook from Amazon for approx $6).  Dr Mewburn created and manages The Australian Thesis Whisperer which is a blog with a lot of helpful advice:  She also recommends two books:

Caroline Morris and Cian Murphy, Getting a PhD in Law (Hart Publishing, 2011)

Helen Sword, Stylish Academic Writing

Laws Dissertation Guide, Introduction

Blog on writing a dissertation (general)

Grammar and Clear Writing


Websites with explanations and exercises with feedback:

Websites with explanations and exercises but no immediate feedback: