Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

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Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:48 pm

We havent learned much and all of a sudden we have this exam and it seems to me like people are getting it and I'm not. I know the very very basics. but thats about it. I tried a few practice exams and I am getting about 2 or 3 things wrong per question which is a C at best. Help?

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Re: Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

Postby GeePee » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:38 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:We havent learned much and all of a sudden we have this exam and it seems to me like people are getting it and I'm not. I know the very very basics. but thats about it. I tried a few practice exams and I am getting about 2 or 3 things wrong per question which is a C at best. Help?

Just memorize, focusing mostly on the blue pages first. There unfortunately isn't much method to the madness of the Bluebook.

Also, I'd recommend memorizing the basic forms and short forms of cases first and making sure you have those down. They're the useful to know offhand (if there is such a thing in legal citation) since they come up most often.

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Re: Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

Postby LAWYER2 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:23 pm

there are bluebooking exorcises, and tutorials out there, that you should take advantage of

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Re: Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:28 pm

I have a bunch of the past year exams to practice on, but in terms of tutorials I have no clue. Heard bad things about the LexisNexis tutorial and dont know of any else.

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Re: Blue Book Exam coming up...I have no idea what is going on.

Postby LAWYER2 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:57 pm

There's a book out there called "understanding the bluebook" you should definitely check that out if you haven't already. Your library should have it




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