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Laura Graham

Director of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research
Professor of Legal Writing

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North Carolina Legal Research, Second Edition (2019).

The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide (Carolina Academic Press 2013).


Generation Z Goes to Law School: Teaching and Reaching Law Students in the Post-Millennial Generation, U. Ark. Little Rock Law Rev. (2019) forthcoming.

Interval Training for Legal Writing Scholars, J. Legal Writing Inst. (2019) forthcoming.

A Letter to My (Younger) Teaching Self, AALS, Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research Newsletter (2018).

Writing that Works: Ringing in the New Year: Key Changes to the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure, (2017).

Writing that Works: By Popular Demand: A Little Help for the Legislative Drafter, (2016).

Writing that Works: Help for the Legislative Drafter, Part 2, (2016).

Writing that Works: The Beauty of a Blank Page, (2016).

Writing That Works: Capitalization for Practitioners: Consistency Counts, (2015).

Writing That Works: Lessons Learned: The Correct Usage of flaunt, flout, and Other Frequently Confused Words, (2015).

Writing that Works: "Airs and Graces": Using Colons and Semicolons to Elevate Your Writing, (2015).

Avoiding the "Benchslap": Meeting the Court's Expectations, (2014).

Why-RAC? Revisiting The Traditional Paradigm For Writing About Legal Analysis, (2014).

EET? HERIM? HISERT? A Bridge Too Far In Search Of Gender-Inclusive Language?, (2014).

To Footnote or Not to Footnote Citations: The Debate Rages On, (2014).

Citation Refresher, Part II, Writing that Works: North Carolina Lawyer Magazine (2014).

Citation: Back to the Basics, 24 NC Lawyer Magazine 30 (2013).

Dashes and Hyphens: Rules for the Discriminating Writer, 23 NC Lawyer Magazine 32 (2013).

Three Writing Rules that Are "More What You'd Call Guidelines", 23 NC Lawyer Magazine 30 (2013).

Writing that Works: Grammar & Punctuation: Lessons from Aristotle, (2012).

Writing that Works: The Legalese Limit, (2012).

Ten Tips for Creating a Great Writing Sample, (2012).

A Better Beginning: Why and How to Help Novice Legal Writers Build a Solid Foundation by Shifting Their Focus from Product to Process, 24 83 ff (2011).

Before You Click "Send": E-mail Best Practices for Lawyers, The Young Lawyer (2011).

Writing that Works: Cosmetic Credibility: Using Document Design to Enhance Legal Writing, (2011).

Writing that Works: Conciseness: Why It's Important and How to Achieve It, (2011).

Writing that Works: The Quest for Clarity Part I, 13 (2010).

Writing that Works: Precision: The Indispensable Characteristic of Good Legal Writing, 14 (2010).

Beginning Legal Writers In Their Own Words: Why the First Weeks of Legal Writing Are So Tough and What We Can Do About It., 16 225-311 (2010).

Writing that Works: Precision, Clarity, & Conciseness -- Three Interrelated Hallmarks of Good Legal Writing, 11 (2010).

Writing that Works: Good Legal Writing -- Easy to Explain, Difficult to Do, 11 (2010).

Comment, The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act and Modern Social Policy: The Enforceability of Premarital Agreements Regulating the Ongoing Marriage, 28 Wake Forest Law Review 1037 (1993).