Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bettering the Bluebook

Like Judge Richard A. Posner, many of you may view the Bluebook as a “monstrous growth,” one that recalls “Mr. Kurtz’s dying words in Heart of Darkness – “‘The horror! The horror!’”  Deciphering whether to put a space between F. and 3d, figuring out when to use signals, and the like have probably puzzled law students and practitioners since the Bluebook’s first edition in 1926. 

A new edition, the 20th, is in the works.  And you have an opportunity to give feedback to help improve this complex citation manual.  Fill out the survey here, and in addition to making your mark on legal citation history, you may win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader and, even better, your very own copy of the new, improved edition!