Trouble doing bluebook exercises

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muddup
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Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby muddup » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:31 pm

Hey,

I've been stuck working on these (roughly 160) bluebook citation exercises, and I just take like 60 minutes to do just three questions. Is there any easier way? (I wasn't able to find a good citation generator...)

Also, I'm working with a physical book...so would the electronic version possibly help me?

Tips would be much appreciated...I'm not going to finish 1L at this rate.

rockthered86
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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby rockthered86 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:49 pm

I've never tried it, but I've had some friends who bought an online version of the bluebook. They said it was helpful because you can do an electronic search for the relevant rule instead of using the index and flipping through the pages.

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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:52 pm

muddup wrote:Hey,

I've been stuck working on these (roughly 160) bluebook citation exercises, and I just take like 60 minutes to do just three questions. Is there any easier way? (I wasn't able to find a good citation generator...)

Also, I'm working with a physical book...so would the electronic version possibly help me?

Tips would be much appreciated...I'm not going to finish 1L at this rate.


Are you retarded? Look it up in the table of contents. Match the format. Do it. Why would it take you 20 minutes each.

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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby ph14 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:53 pm

Electronic version of the Bluebook is very nifty. I have access to it. I personally think it is a lot faster.

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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby gdane » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:33 pm

muddup wrote:Hey,

I've been stuck working on these (roughly 160) bluebook citation exercises, and I just take like 60 minutes to do just three questions. Is there any easier way? (I wasn't able to find a good citation generator...)

Also, I'm working with a physical book...so would the electronic version possibly help me?

Tips would be much appreciated...I'm not going to finish 1L at this rate.

You're just starting out. It'll get easier.

Nobenefit to using an e blue book.

muddup
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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby muddup » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:31 am

gdane wrote:
muddup wrote:Hey,

I've been stuck working on these (roughly 160) bluebook citation exercises, and I just take like 60 minutes to do just three questions. Is there any easier way? (I wasn't able to find a good citation generator...)

Also, I'm working with a physical book...so would the electronic version possibly help me?

Tips would be much appreciated...I'm not going to finish 1L at this rate.

You're just starting out. It'll get easier.

Nobenefit to using an e blue book.


Thanks guys. I'm going to try eblue, but hopefully it'll get easier.

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I.P. Daly
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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby I.P. Daly » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:41 am

Cali offers really helpful citation exercises. That's how I learned the BB.

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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby The Duck » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:55 am

Desert Fox wrote:
muddup wrote:Hey,

I've been stuck working on these (roughly 160) bluebook citation exercises, and I just take like 60 minutes to do just three questions. Is there any easier way? (I wasn't able to find a good citation generator...)

Also, I'm working with a physical book...so would the electronic version possibly help me?

Tips would be much appreciated...I'm not going to finish 1L at this rate.


Are you retarded? Look it up in the table of contents. Match the format. Do it. Why would it take you 20 minutes each.


This. Sit down and take 30 minutes to just read through the bluebook and grasp the organization of the rules. Then look shit up in the index in the back.

In the end, most citations come down to maybe 10 basic rules (font type, how to indicate page/pincite, reporter, parentheticals, etc.)

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Re: Trouble doing bluebook exercises

Postby LSATNightmares » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:45 pm

Yup. I find that it helps me to take one rule, and apply to every citation, one by one. I spend a lot of time on the first part of the bluebook before the cases section begins, because that stuff comes up a lot. Then focus on the key rules at the front part of each major chapter (cases, statutes, regulations, law review articles). As you dig into each chapter, the rules become less relevant, and you have the index for that.




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