ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation

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Darby Dickerson
Aspen Law and Business, 2000 - Annotations and citations (Law) - 470 pages
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The single most successful new law school book in Aspen's history! Adopted by more than 80 law schools in just three short months! Students and instructors alike are buzzing with excitement over this new legal citation guide which offers everything that everyone has always wanted: consistency, flexibility, easy to understand, and filled with examples. The ALWD Manual contains ONE system for ALL documents-making no distinction between law review articles and other types of writing Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors this soon-to-be-standard citation manual-written, designed, and edited by professionals-carefully guides students through the rules for citation in everyday and scholarly legal writing. At a glance internal consistency flexibility more accurate bibliographic information easier to read expanded coverage of state sources more examples Of Special Interest: an introduction explains the importance and purposes of legal citation. an introductory section explains how your word processor might affect citations. an introductory section explains when and how local court citation rules should be used. an appendix contains the actual local court citation rules. Sidebars are used throughout the book to provide additional background information, To help users avoid common problems, and to give additional advice about how to locate and cite various sources. For the most commonly-cited sources, including cases, statutes, treatises, legal and periodicals, each section will start with a 'Fast Formats' page that can be used as a quick guide to double-check citations. Each rule concerning a particular source contains a diagramed example reflecting the different components of the citation. The 'tabulated style' is easier on the eye, and thus easier to read. Readers will find detailed rules on sources used by many first-year students, such as legal encyclopedias and A.L.R. annotations. There is expanded coverage on electronic sources, legislative and administrative materials, practice rules, court documents (appellate records, pleadings, transcripts), and local ordinances. Icons are used to better reflect how citation should be spaced. There is a detailed index. an accompanying Web site posts updates, any necessary clarifications, and a FAQ. Two-color interior helps emphasize points and make other distinctions a one-color book cannot. Other features include a strong cover, laminated initial pages, and section tabs.

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User Review  - John Yelverton - Goodreads

How sad is it, that not only does the law have it's own dictionary, but it needs it's own citation manual too. Read full review

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User Review  - Huma Rashid - Goodreads

As far as citation manuals go, it's not bad. But it's still a citation manual, and as such, evil. :| Read full review

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