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Bluebook 101

Basic information for get started with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

Bluebook 101

Guide Authors

This guide was originally written by Cheryl Nyberg. The current version was created by Alena Wolotira and Ambrogino Giusti.

Introduction

 

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is the commonly used system of legal citation in the United States. Students and lawyers are often expected to abide by its edicts but find it challenging  because it is so densely packed with rules. This guide was developed to try to break down some of this density and help you try to make sense of it all.