Professionalizing Legal Citation: The ALWD Citation Manual
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There is widespread use of the Bluebook by practitioners, law reviews, and law schools. However, inconsistencies within the Bluebook as well as frequent new editions create problems for those trying to follow proper legal citation format or research previous case materials. Alternatively, the Association of Legal Writing Directors have created a new manual for use as a legal citation resource. This article expounds the benefits and advantages of using the ALWD rules of citation over the Bluebook.