The Bluebook is a manual that codifies national citation standards in the legal field. Originally published in 1926, it is periodically updated to reflect new types of authorities cited in legal text and new ideas about how to organize them. The popularity of The Bluebook among law students and professionals has given rise to a new name: "bluebooking." Bluebooking is the process of supporting assertions with citations in proper form.
See Order of signals and Order of authorities.
See generally Introduction to Basic Legal Citation.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A reference guide considered by legal professionals to be the authority on legal citation. The book's complete title is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. The Bluebook is published by the Harvard Law Review Association in collaboration with the editors of the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm