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Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook


Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, Fourth Edition View Table of Contents and Introductory Material
ISBN978-1-5310-1915-0
e-ISBN978-1-5310-1916-7
Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook: A Guide for Students and Practitioners, Fourth Edition

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Fourth Edition

$33.00 200 pp spiral bound

Tags: Legal Writing

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The Bluebook® provides the rules for legal citation, but can be intimidating and frustrating to use. With its simple building-block approach, this survival manual teaches how to understand and master the essential rules for legal practitioners. 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; and
    • A user-friendly format gathering The Bluebook’s scattered rules for each authority into one place.

For readers interested in further practicing their citation skills, Linda Barris created Mastering The Bluebook Interactive Exercises, an online learning tool. The new edition will coordinate with both Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, Fourth Edition and The Bluebook, 21st Edition (both out summer 2020). Each copy of Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, Fourth Edition includes a discount code for 20% off the purchase of Mastering The Bluebook Interactive Exercises.


Supplementary Materials

Mastering The Bluebook Interactive Exercises 2020-21 Edition

by Linda J. Barris2020, electronic media, ISBN: 978-1-61163-782-3 $27.00

Complimentary Copy RequestIf you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.


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