Legal Writing Citation in A Nutshell
Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding andMore »
Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the ?process? of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Unique appendices provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation.« Less
Citing cases in Bluebook or ALWD form
Citing legislative, administrative, and related sources in Bluebook and ALWD form
Citing secondary and Internet sources in Bluebook and ALWD form
Appendix 1. Case name and other abbreviations
Appendix 2. Abbreviations of state, Federal, and U.S. territorial court reporters
Appendix 3. Nominative reporters
Appendix 4. Status of official state court reporters, public domain citations, and availability of parallel West citations
Appendix 5. Parenthetical court abbreviations, court websites, and preferred reporters
Appendix 6. Federal and state statutory compilations, session laws, and legislative websites
Appendix 7. Periodical abbreviations
Appendix 8. Abbreviations for looseleaf services and reporters
Appendix 9. Technical Bluebook and ALWD rules governing the order of citation of authorities
Appendix 10. Abbreviations of titles of judges and other officials
Appendix 11. Abbreviations of legislative documents
Appendix 12. Abbreviations of litigation documents
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