A Bluebook Guide for Law Students

This guide provides commentary, models and tips on the Bluebook (19th Edition) for law students. The author experienced frustration with the Bluebook both as a first year student and on a law journal board. The author hopes this guide will offer some helpful advice.

The Bluepages section located at the start of the Bluebook is a mini-guide to Court Documents and/or Legal Memoranda. Bluepage rules are sometimes different but are always based upon the normal non-bluepage rules.

Always check for local court citation rules for court documents. See Bluebook Table 2 for each state's court rules.

For any suggestions, questions or complaints you can e-mail: lawref@suffolk.edu.