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Current Law Students / LexisNexis ICW's for the Bluebook..... GRRR
« on: September 14, 2006, 12:35:50 AM »
Hello everyone I'm new here.... I just wanted to rant about the ICW's that LexisNexis has on their website. We are required to do them for our legal writing and research class.... which is a big bummer.

My teacher has not taught/shown us anything about the bluebook and its usage. Just going through these exercises really discourages me as far as doing the legal citations. I feel like there is a lot of helpful information in the bluebook but you actually have to KNOW how to use it. I was wondering if there was a tutorial or guide that went through step by step for common tasks of using the bluebook.

I found a book that LexisNexis publishes and it's called the Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation by McGaugh, Hurt, Holloway, 2006 Edition. The synopsis of the book says,
The Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation breaks down the labyrinthine rules of The Bluebook citation rules into small units that build and reinforce citation drafting skills. Individual chapters include explanatory text with examples, a checklist summary of the text, and a citation exercise to reinforce the rules covered in the chapter. The authors recommend that users read the chapters and do the exercises in the order in which they appear.

Has anyone used this book? If so, was it helpful in understanding how to use the bluebook? Any advice would be appreciated!!!

Thank you!

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