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Dicta

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Tabbing the Bluebook
« on: November 15, 2004, 11:42:11 PM »
Ok, time for the Intro to Law/Legal Writing exam.
Just wondering what everyone is tabbing and if anyone has a special method?
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2004, 12:25:08 AM »
Tab what you use often and need to find with speed. Was that too obvious? I would guess not because you asked the question [no offense intended]... but yeah... like tables to abbreviations, etc.

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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 08:33:13 AM »
Yep, sometimes we need to be reminded of the obvious.
Also, I made an outline of commonly used cites. We may bring in any notes we like...
Have you taken a bb exam yet?
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 09:09:15 AM »
I had a midterm where we had to bluebook.... it was ok.

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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 11:28:00 AM »
I put tabs on the outside edge of the pages, the tops and bottoms.

We will have 60 'questions' on our BB test and 60 minutes to take the test. 

Frankly, it seems like a waste of an hour.  Quick, boys and girls, how fast can you find short citation form for legislative debats?
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 11:36:14 PM »
I've got 25 tabs of various neon hues.....
Still won't be enough!
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2004, 12:17:56 AM »
We had a research exam, but blue book wasn't tested. Our prof. was more practical, said in practice we can look in the blue book so we should be able to in law school too.  Our exam was geared more towards research skills, knowing features of different sources and how to use them.  She did recommend places to tab, such as short citing, the abbr. table, the table for our state, fed. table, citating to statutes and cases, quotations, etc...

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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2004, 09:29:31 AM »
I spent lots of time tabbing mine and never used the tabs!  The book is laid out in such a way that the tabs really aren't needed.  But that's just MHO.
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2004, 02:55:38 PM »
Word on the grapevine for the legal writing exam at NSL.
We have a "memo" and a few squibs from cases and some statutes.
We have to read the memo, the squibs, the statutes and then determine where they belong in the memo and how to cite them.
Then we have 20 fill in the blank with info from the Bluebook.
We have 60 questions and 60 minutes. :P
Know this is really good preparation for the practice of law!
I should think we will need tabs!
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Re: Tabbing the Bluebook
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2004, 07:42:30 PM »
I cant believe that in the 21st century they are still forcing us to take a class in bluebooking.  Can it get anymore archiac.  I mean i would understand if we had no other choice, but with products like citeit! (http://www.citeit.com/trial) i feel this requirement has lost its neccesity.  There is absolutley no intrinsic value in learning how to bluebook.  I guess they just want us to learn it cause years ago they had no other choice.  Might as well require a class in giving dictation.