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Aug 9, 2021

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting comfortable with the Bluebook and writing citations. This is an important skill to develop if you're planning on doing legal writing or working on a law journal.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the Bluebook and why can it be intimidating to students?
  • How the Bluebook is organized
  • Paper version vs. online version of the Bluebook
  • Writing and editing citations
  • The five most common types of citations
  • When you can use "short cites" and when you have to use the full citations
  • Citations mistakes to watch out for


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Alison & Lee