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This research guide provides resources related to Appellate Advocacy.


On this page, you will find resources for citation assistance. If you are looking for more resources on proper legal citation, you may want to check out Mitchell Hamline's Legal Citation Guide:

Print Workbooks


Pay attention to the dates of these - the 21st edition of the Bluebook was published in 2020. Still, some of these older workbooks will give you useful citation practice - just be aware of the more recent changes to the Bluebook, particularly in the areas of citations to the Internet and Electronic Resources (Rule 18) and in International Materials (Rule 21).

Your First Stop

There are extra copies of the Bluebook on reserve behind the circulation desk in the library. 

When writing briefs or pleadings ask your instructor about the blue pages.  Practitioners do not use citation formats or type face conventions that academic publications use.  

The Bluebook is probably the most-used and oldest system of legal citation; its first edition was published in 1926.  The Bluebook is compiled and edited by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.

Citing to the Record

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