Friday, October 26, 2012
Thanks to the efforts of legal writing professors Joan Magat, Noah Messing, and Tami Lefko, the editors of the Bluebook have agreed to include in their table of abbreviations for law journals (Table 13) two of the professional legal writing journals: Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. LWI and ALWD have tried for many years to have their journals included in the table. The law students who create the Bluebook finally understand that scholarly journals created, peer reviewed, edited, and filled with articles researched and written by legal writing professors are sources of scholarship relied on by lawyers, courts, and other law professors, who need to know how to cite to these sources. Thanks is also due to Mary Prince, the Bluebook's coordinating editor.
Sometimes seemingly small things speak volumes (pun intended).
hat tip: Ruth Anne Robbins