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

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  • File Size: 13264 KB
  • Print Length: 704 pages
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  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 4 edition (May 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050PSW8M
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I purchased this book for a class and it has been very helpful. It is a great reference book for court abbreviations and different (proper) ways to cite cases. I really like the spiral binding that lets me keep a page open while I am typing. It has been easy to find exactly what I am looking for as well.
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As a 1L, I remember finding the Bluebook initially difficult to use for a bunch of reasons, but especially because Bluebook has two sets of rules depending on whether you are writing for law review or for work. The ALWD manual has just one set of rules for everybody. Simple. If you need to cite a case, then flip to the sub-chapter titled "case citations" and find everything you need on the subject right there. Unlike the Bluebook, this is divided into normal chapters (like most other textbooks), so you don't have to waste time flipping back and forth looking for stuff. Again, simple and easy. Unlike the Bluebook, you don't waste a bunch of time "learning" how to use this because it is intuitive.
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By ntblujay on July 24, 2012
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Great . This book is so much better then the blue book. It is easier to read and understand than the blue book.
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I am a 1L, and I will need this book for future writing assignments. I will also keep this handy as a desktop reference. It is a very useful resource and learning tool for looking up Citations as well as showing you how to cite cases. It has a great big spring type binding which allows you to open to a page, fold it over, and it'll lie flat. Very happy with this purchase!
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I needed this book for an advanced legal research class. This book is much more user-friendly than the Blue and Green books. I can look up information quickly and have a clearer understanding of the sources.
ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition
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By MCGeorge on September 22, 2010
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I ordered this book as a first year law student at Valpo.
I use this book for 2 of my classes, Legal Writing and Legal Research.
I obviously intend on keeping this manual until the next edition comes out.
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I don't mind reading most text books. I do mind this one.

First, the coil binding is problematic. The terminal coil ends with the end bent at 90 degrees toward the book. Assuming I can start out with it laying correctly, it never ends that way. My pages have this giant gouge at the bottom from where the mechanics of the coil create conditions of ever increasing scraping. Not my favorite thing to do to have to stop what I'm doing and fix it because the margins allow for little buffer to safety.

Second, you'll see the same topics and headings under increasing difficulty. I understand wanting to build up to it but I would much rather have one section dedicated to just opinions and a separate one for Supreme Court and a separate one for each topic. I was doing the ICW quizzes on LexisNexis and it took me an hour each quiz because of having to decipher the ways of the book. Even the was was like, "No, sorry, we're looking at chapter 16 but you really need to go to chapter 12 because of this Supreme Court exception. " Also, ALWD needs to start lobbying in every state for some consistency. The general rules are not so general.
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Wonderful presentation of examples for writing citations. This was one of my trouble areas in my class. Now aceing my case briefs because of it.
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