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First-Year Student Research & Study Guide: Legal Citation: Bluebooking

A guide to help UC Hastings law students successfully manage their first year courses and legal research assignments.

Legal Citation: Bluebooking

The standard guide to legal citation form is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. The Bluebook establishes rules both for proper abbreviations and usage of signals. The Bluebook is what you will use in LW&R and Moot Court. However, there are other legal citation forms such as the ALWD Citation Manual. It is used in numerous law schools and by a few journals as a more straightforward and easier-to-learn alternative to The Bluebook.

ALWD Citation Manual
KF245.A45 2014 (Circulation Desk)
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
KF245.U5 2015 (Circulation Desk)
Legal Writing Citations in a Nutshell
KF254.T47 2008 (Circulation Desk)
Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations: A Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students
KF246.B45 2011 (4th Floor Research Alcove)