ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, now in its
Fourth Edition, upholds a single and consistent system of citation
for all forms of legal writing. Clearly and attractively presented
in an easy-to-use format, edited by Darby Dickerson, a leading
authority on American legal citation, the ALWD Citation Manual is
simply an outstanding teaching tool.
Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, (ALWD),
a nationwide society of legal writing program directors, the ALWD
Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, features a
single, consistent, logical system of citation that can be used for
any type of legal document complete coverage of the citation rules
that includes: - basic citation - citation for primary and
secondary sources - citation of electronic sources - how to
incorporate citations into documents - how to quote material and
edit quotes properly - court-specific citation formats, commonly
used abbreviations, and a sample legal memorandum with proper
citation in the Appendices two-color page design that flags key
points and highlights examples Fast Formatsquick guides for
double-checking citations and Sidebars with facts and tips for
avoiding common problems diagrams and charts that illustrate
citation style at a glance
The Fourth Edition provides facsimiles of research sources that
a first-year law student would use, annotated with the elements in
each citation and a sample citation for each flexible citation
options for (1) the United States as a party to a suit and (2)
using contractions in abbreviations new rules addressing citation
of interdisciplinary sources (e.g., plays, concerts, operas) and
new technology (e.g., Twitter, e-readers, YouTube video) updated
examples throughout the text expanded list of law reviews in
A new Wire-O binding in the Fourth Edition offers greater
durability and makes the pages open perfectly flat for ease of use.
Self-stick tabs now included in the book encourage students to flag
frequently referenced pages for added convenience. Indispensable by
design, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of
Citation, Fourth Edition, keeps on getting better
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