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The Folly Of The Embedded Full Citation: How The Bluebook And Alwd Manuals Encourage Weak Legal Writing, Ben Bratman Jan 2021

The Folly Of The Embedded Full Citation: How The Bluebook And Alwd Manuals Encourage Weak Legal Writing, Ben Bratman

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Unfortunately, the two most prominent citation guides for legal writing, the Bluebook and the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, include provisions allowing legal writers to embed a full citation to legal authority as a grammatical element of a textual sentences. As a result, both beginning and experienced legal writers do not hesitate to burden their sentences with the clutter of full citations. Most dubiously, legal writers far too often begin the topic sentence of a paragraph with the phrase “In [case name],” followed by an embedded citation, thereby wrongly emphasizing the case name instead of the legal principle that the …


Nothing Says "I Love You" Like A Correct Bluebook Citation & Formatting The 1l Brief, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons Feb 2020

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like A Correct Bluebook Citation & Formatting The 1l Brief, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons

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Law Librarians Heather Simmons and Jason Tubinis walked students through the necessary formatting for 1L brief success, as well as shared their top tips for Bluebook citations. Formatting topics included Table of Authorities, Table of Contents, page numbering, and styles. Students were encouraged to bring their laptops for hands on help with both Mac and PC versions of Microsoft Word.


Law Review Cite Checking, Heather Simmons, Jason Tubinis Oct 2019

Law Review Cite Checking, Heather Simmons, Jason Tubinis

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Bluebook and cite checking for law review, presented by the law library. This session is only for members of the Georgia Law Review, the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.


Law Review Cite Checking, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons Sep 2019

Law Review Cite Checking, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons

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Bluebook and cite checking for law review, presented by the law library. This session is only for members of the Georgia Law Review, the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.


Basic Bluebooking In Legal Documents, Cynthia Pittson Jan 2017

Basic Bluebooking In Legal Documents, Cynthia Pittson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Three tip sheets on basic Bluebooking in legal documents presented as tables. The tables include the relevant rules, formulas for the basic citations, and examples for federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and secondary sources (law review articles, newspaper articles, books and treatises, and other frequently used sources). These were developed for use in the first-year Legal Skills course at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.


See Erie: Critical Study Of Legal Authority, Kris Franklin Jan 2008

See Erie: Critical Study Of Legal Authority, Kris Franklin

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Bye-Bye Bluebook?, Pamela Lysaght, Grace C. Tonner Jan 2000

Bye-Bye Bluebook?, Pamela Lysaght, Grace C. Tonner

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In March 2000, Aspen Law & Business published a new citation manual, the ALWD Citation Manual-A Professional System of Citation.' Developed mostly as a "restatement of citation," the ALWD Citation Manual not only provides the legal academy with a text that simplifies teaching legal citation, but also provides judges and lawyers with a helpful desktop reference book. This article explains why a new citation manual was created and highlights some of its significant features?