22. September 2011 13:37
The Bluebook workshops next week start at 7:45pm. Sorry.
22. September 2011 12:55
Reminder: We are re-running our Bluebook workshop on Monday, Sep. 26, and Wednesday, Sep. 28, at 7:15pm in Room 1821. Be there or be lost.
15. September 2011 10:59
Due to popular demand, we have scheduled two more Bluebook workshops at One North Central, 7:15-8:15 on Monday, September 26, and Wednesday, September 28. Don't know what classroom yet, so stay tuned.
12. September 2011 11:09
To learn about how opinions are published and how to find the opinions you need, come to our Library workshop this week. Case law is at the heart of the common law system. For 900 years, judges in England and then America have created law by adjusting existing law to novel facts. Published judicial opinions coupled with the doctrine of stare decisis guide further application of the common law and provide stability in the legal system.
- Monday evening, 7:45-8:45pm, Room 1821
- Tuesday day, noon-1:00pm, Room 1821
- Wednesday evening, 7:45-8:45pm, Room 1821
- Thursday day, noon-1:00pm, Room 1735
6. September 2011 17:06
The Library will be presenting an Introduction to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation this week.
- Wednesday, September 7, 7:45 to 8:45pm (yes, that's tomorrow night)
- Thursday, September 8, noon to 1:00pm
- Friday, September 9, noon to 1:00pm
In Room 1821. Please bring your Bluebooks with you.
Understanding The Bluebook is really, really important for your success in law school. There are two big reasons we inflict it on you. First, every jurisdiction has rules for preparing and filing court documents, usually based on The Bluebook or something similar, and you need to know the vocabulary. Second, using The Bluebook is an exercise in following the dots. Lots of dots. Following complicated instructions, understanding and using complicated rules, these are essential skills in the practice of law. So you need this class. See you there.