We Are What We Write

Every Day I Write the Book: Postgraduate Research Conference 2006

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-41

18 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010

Date Written: June 8, 2006

Abstract

Ever since I published my first legal article in 1969 – of all places, in the Jaipur Law Journal, published by the University of Rajasthan – I have spent my professional life writing. The writing seems to have been passable enough: my first book won a prize; my second book says on the back cover that I am ‘a master of English prose’ (though I may have written that myself); and my most recent book – as I proprietorially and presumptuously call the multi-authored Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia – received widespread acclaim for its hidden treasures and subtle pleasures. Yet I have never before been publicly introspective about it. This is the first time I have been asked to share my thoughts on the art of legal writing.

Suggested Citation

Coper, Michael, We Are What We Write (June 8, 2006). Every Day I Write the Book: Postgraduate Research Conference 2006, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-41, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1645603

Michael Coper (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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