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Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook


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Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook

A Guide for Students and Practitioners, Revised Printing

Second Edition

by Linda J. Barris

2011 $28.00 180 pp spiral bound ISBN: 978-1-59460-733-2 LCCN 2010932357

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Tags: Legal Writing

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The Bluebook provides the rules for legal citation, but can be intimidating and frustrating to use. This survival manual teaches how to understand and master the essential rules for legal practitioners using a simple building block approach. Rules are fully described and illustrated using:

  • Clear explanations and illustrations of the basic components of legal citations
  • Step-by-step instructions for building citations to the most common authorities cited by legal practitioners
  • Detailed guidance for citing legal materials to both print and electronic sources
  • Examples, comparison charts, illustrations, and bullet-point explanations designed for quick mastery of basic Bluebook citation rules
  • Tips, hints and cautions to help users avoid common citation errors
  • Cross references to the controlling Bluebook rules
  • A user-friendly format gathering The Bluebook’s scattered rules for each authority into one place.

This highly accessible companion to 19th edition of The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation is an indispensable tool for anyone who is new to legal citation or whose skills need refreshing.


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Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook: Student Workbook 2 jacket

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook: Student Workbook 2

by Linda J. Barris
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2013, 194 pp, paper, ISBN: 978-1-61163-448-8 $25.00

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook Student Workbook 3 jacket

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook Student Workbook 3

by Linda J. Barris
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2014, 210 pp, paper, ISBN: 978-1-61163-589-8 $27.00 Electronic Teacher's Materials available

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