Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

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Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby law777 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:39 pm

Subject says it all - is there still blue booking in M&A, Cap. Markets, etc.?

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby The Duck » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:10 pm

Why would this even be a question? It's not that hard. I'd assume there is less but surely there would still be some at some point. Particularly if a deal you worked on goes bad and goes to trial. At a few of the firms I interviewed with, they mentioned that when a deal goes bad and is assigned to the litigation section their associates are also involved in order to help the litigation section understand the transactions and the governing law.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby Absurd » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:54 pm

Best reason I know of for choosing corporate over lit.

Good luck being a lawyer.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:The answer is "rarely if ever." But be forewarned: there is still a ton of boring minutiae to attend to in corp work. The fact that bluebooking is not part of that does not have any real, bottom-line impact.


This. I'd imagine due diligence or typo-hunting in a merger agreement is at least as miserable as bluebooking.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby Seminole_305 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:55 pm

Bluebooking is not that bad once you learn it. It is kind of second nature at this point (I think most 1Ls will agree).

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby goodolgil » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:24 am

Seminole_305 wrote:Bluebooking is not that bad once you learn it. It is kind of second nature at this point (I think most 1Ls will agree).


I think this really happens after the writing competition.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:26 am

goodolgil wrote:
Seminole_305 wrote:Bluebooking is not that bad once you learn it. It is kind of second nature at this point (I think most 1Ls will agree).


I think this really happens after the writing competition.


It really happens when you get on a journal. Fortunately, bluebooking in practice isn't anywhere in the realm of periodical of journal bluebooking.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby Indifferent » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:38 am

Bluebooking might come up if you had to write a memorandum on a certain legal aspect of a merger agreement or public company filing.

It's not something that would come up often, though.

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Re: Is there bluebooking in corporate law?

Postby goodolgil » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:13 pm

TTH wrote:
goodolgil wrote:
Seminole_305 wrote:Bluebooking is not that bad once you learn it. It is kind of second nature at this point (I think most 1Ls will agree).


I think this really happens after the writing competition.


It really happens when you get on a journal. Fortunately, bluebooking in practice isn't anywhere in the realm of periodical of journal bluebooking.


I dunno, after I did the competition I pretty much knew the Bluebook inside and out. I haven't had any trouble at all cite checking for my journal.




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