ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation

ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation

by Darby Dickerson
     
 

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.

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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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  • Editorial Reviews

    Booknews
    Presents a unified citation system for referencing legal documents in everyday and scholarly legal writing, for lawyers, judges, teachers, and students. Guidelines are arranged in sections on citation basics, citing specific print sources, electronic sources, incorporating citations into documents, and quotations. The Association of Legal Writing Directors is a learned society for professors who coordinate legal writing instruction in legal education. Dickerson is associate professor of law, associate dean, and director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at Stetson University College of Law. Plastic comb binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735555723
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    01/01/2006
    Pages:
    572

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