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zemog

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Citation manual
« on: October 20, 2004, 11:19:22 PM »
My school uses the AWLD citation manual but it seems like the majority uses Blue book. 

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Re: Citation manual
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004, 02:56:53 PM »
The ALWD is trying to make their system the new standard, so they're teaching it to law students.  Like most things in law, change is very slow.  I had to learn the ALWD my first year of law school but immediatly had to unlearn it and switch to the Bluebook for journal work.  I used the Bluebook for all my papers in law school (after first year).  Most of the lawyers I've talked to have never heard of the ALWD.

Even if your school uses the ALWD, it's probably not a bad idea to start getting to know the Bluebook as well.  There are some differences.

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Re: Citation manual
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2004, 05:00:40 PM »
as someone slaving away on a memo about entrapment, i would officially like to say:

@#!* YOU, ALWD

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Re: Citation manual
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2004, 08:13:41 PM »
as someone slaving away on a memo about entrapment, i would officially like to say:

From what I've read/heard you wouldn't like the Blue Book any more than ALWD
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Re: Citation manual
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2004, 09:51:38 PM »
i just wish ALWD was easier to use.  I wasted time today trying to figure out whether the subsequent history (like cert. denied, etc) was important enough to include or not based upon what it said.  So then I decided to look up another case with three elements of an entrapment defense.

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Re: Citation manual
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2004, 10:00:51 PM »
More power to ya.

i just wish ALWD was easier to use.  I wasted time today trying to figure out whether the subsequent history (like cert. denied, etc) was important enough to include or not based upon what it said.  So then I decided to look up another case with three elements of an entrapment defense.

Anyway, time for torts.  10PM saturday night, i'm studying.  I must be a 1L trying to make top 10%...

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