ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition

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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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