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ALWD Citation Manual : A Professional System of Citation

ISBN: 9780735589308 | 0735589305
Edition: 4th
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: ASPEN
Pub. Date: 4/12/2010

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ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, now in its Fourth Edition, upholds a single and consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. Clearly and attractively presented in an easy-to-use format, edited by Darby Dickerson, a leading authority on American legal citation, the ALWD Citation Manual is simply an outstanding teaching tool.

Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, (ALWD), a nationwide society of legal writing program directors, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, features:

-a single, consistent, logical system of citation that can be used for any type of legal document

-complete coverage of the citation rules that includes:

-- basic citation

-- citation for primary and secondary sources

-- citation of electronic sources

-- how to incorporate citations into documents

-- how to quote material and edit quotes properly

-- court-specific citation formats, commonly used abbreviations, and a sample legal memorandum with proper citation in the Appendices

-two-color page design that flags key points and highlights examples

-Fast Formatsquick guides for double-checking citations and Sidebars with facts and tips for avoiding common problems

-diagrams and charts that illustrate citation style at a glance

The Fourth Edition provides:

-facsimiles of research sources that a first-year law student would use, annotated with the elements in each citation and a sample citation for each

-flexible citation options for (1) the United States as a party to a suit and (2) using contractions in abbreviations

-new rules addressing citation of interdisciplinary sources (e.g., plays, concerts, operas) and new technology (e.g., Twitter, e-readers, YouTube video)

-updated examples throughout the text

-expanded list of law reviews in Appendix 5

A new Wire-O binding in the Fourth Edition offers greater durability and makes the pages open perfectly flat for ease of use. Self-stick tabs now included in the book encourage students to flag frequently referenced pages for added convenience. Indispensable by design, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition, keeps on getting better

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