A Writer’s Journey: How to Start Writing Your Law Book

Knowing why you want to write your book is the start of your journey as a writer. It is what will keep you writing when you want to quit, and until your book is complete, so that it accomplishes your purpose for your book.


Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy

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4/5/2027 12:00:00 AM


If you never thought you could write a law book, perhaps now is the time to seriously consider giving back by writing about what you know that can instruct and help others.

With the help of this course, you will reflect on the first four things as the first big step towards writing your law book.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the first four things needed before you start writing
  • Answer key questions about these first four things
  • Take practical steps in managing time, overcoming writer’s block, and avoiding burnout
  • Plan a legal research strategy for the topic you want to write about
  • Then you will take 3 more steps – you will envision your Preface, Introduction, and Content Outline.

With these 3 steps, you can start writing your law book.  

Identify your motives and motivations for writing and get the “de-motivations” out of the way.  Writing your first book is a pen and notebook away.  

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when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


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She is a graduate of UP Law (Class 1993), has been in active practice for 26 years now. She has had 12 years of litigation experience, 6 years of law firm practice, and 18 years of experience in major in-house legal roles, including as Legal Director of United Laboratories, General Counsel of Unilever Philippines, Inc., and General Counsel – Supply Chain SEAA (Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand) and Global Procurement (for Commodities and Food Ingredients portfolio) of the Unilever Group.