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Bluebook 101

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

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. 

Quick Style Guide

The producers of The Bluebook offer a Quick Style Guide with examples of many common citation types (cases, statutes, books, etc.). Registration is free. (You'll be invited to purchase a subscription to The Bluebook Online.)

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