Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (2000-2001 ed.)
by Peter W. Martin (Cornell Law School)


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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Basic Citation

II. How to Cite

III. Examples -- Citations of

IV. Abbreviations and Omissions Used in Citations

V. Underlining

VI. Placing Citations in Context

VII. Bluebook Coverage

Topical Index