The is a consistent and flexible system of citation for legal materials, designed to be easy for students, professors, practitioners, and judges to understand and use. Filled with numerous examples of proper citation formats for the many types of source materials cited in legal documents, the includes extensive explanations to assist students in choosing the correct form. The Fifth Edition is combined with a powerful new website to create a comprehensive, easy-to-use teaching package that addresses citation in all forms of legal writing.
The new and its online companion are now available on the Wolters Kluwer The online companion is packed with exercises to help improve students' mastery of essential citation skills. The new Fifth Edition is a consistent and flexible system of citation for legal materials, designed to be easy for students, professors, practitioners, and judges to understand and use. about older editions are available on our website.
Bluebook is a uniform system of citation that is published by the Harvard Law Review and other leading law reviews and sets forth abbreviations and rules of citation for legal materials.
The Bluebook, formally titled The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, is the style manual for citing to legal documents within the United States. It is now in its 20th edition, more than an inch thick, and consists of over 500 pages of guidance on legal citation. Needless to say, it is large, a bit unwieldy, and challenging at first. However, it is an essential book that every lawyer should know how to use.