Friday, January 28, 2011

Love It or Hate It: The Bluebook

Have trouble figuring out how to cite that source? Well, you are not alone. An article in yesterday's ABA Journal reports that Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner had his own problems with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation when he was in law school. The article is based on comments made by Judge Posner in an article in the Yale Law Journal, titled The Bluebook Blues, 120 Yale L.J. 850 (2011).

In a footnote in the article, Posner confesses that he was criticised about the accuracy of his cite-checking while on the Harvard Law Review. Nevertheless, he went on to became president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated first in his class. For his biography and curriculum vitae, check out the Information about Judge Posner at the University of Chicago Law School, where he is a lecturer. There is also an article on Posner at Judgepedia: An Interactive Encyclopedia of Courts and Judges.

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