Recommended Titles and Treatises
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Understanding and mastering The bluebook: a guide for students and practitioners
171 pages. Updated by new edition.
Barris's guide to the nineteenth edition of The Bluebook (2010) is an invaluable "survival manual" aimed at law students, law practitioners, or anyone struggling with legal citations. It is organized primarily by authority type, with separate chapters for cases, statutes, constitutions, regulations, procedural and court rules, secondary sources, litigation documents, quotations, numbering systems, parentheticals, and capitalization. Because of this organization, it pulls together rules found in different sections of The Bluebook and neatly organizes them by authority type. This second edition takes into account recent modifications to The Bluebook, including the citing of commercial databases such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. Note that this is not a replacement for The Bluebook; the author intends for it to be used alongside The Bluebook.