Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Predictions for Bluebook

1. The Bluebook will eventually abandon the dual typeface conventions for law-review style and practitioner style. It's just a matter of time.

2. The Bluebook publishers (students) will increasingly rely on professionals to help them. They are already using real lawyers and law professors as consultants. This will continue and increase.

3. The Bluebook will follow trends set or anticipated by the ALWD Citation Manual and by others. It will not lead.

So there.

Here is a good article about The Bluebook.
  • Christine Hurt, The Bluebook At Eighteen: Reflecting And Ratifying Current Trends In Legal Scholarship, 82 Ind. L. J. 49 (2007).
Professor Hurt knows her stuff, and reading this article prompted me to make my predictions.

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