Just got an email from my faculty assistant regarding the twentieth edition of the Bluebook. Her email included a Passover-style four questions, to which I could not respond “no” quickly enough:
1. Will you need a complimentary online version of The Bluebook (20th ed)?
2. Will you need the Teacher’s Manual, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook, by Barris (20th ed)?
3. Will you need a complimentary online program to use along with the teacher’s manual, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises (20th ed)?
4. Will you need Interactive Citation Workbook for the Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation (20th ed)?
As I argue in detail here, we don’t have to take this lying down. Let’s not let a bunch of law students dictate how we teach legal citation to our students.