Saturday, April 12, 2008

reducing citation anxiety

Panic Let's see . . . is it S.W.3d or S.W. 3d? Do I need to include the cert. denied history? Do citations look the same in footnotes and text? Aaaarrrgghhhh!

As the due dates approach for law students' final semester projects--seminar papers, appellate briefs, to name the most common such projects--many writers take renewed interest in citation form. Others simply panic. To help either type of writer, you may wish to read--or refer writers to--a new essay, Reducing Citation Anxiety, by Darby Dickerson in Volume 11 of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing.  The essay is also available on Darby's SSRN page,


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I just keep a copy of The California Style Manual close at hand when I'm writing.

Posted by: Greg May | Apr 18, 2008 3:08:37 AM

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