Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Jun 02, 2023 Views: 1300
Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2023 Views: 1300
Resources to assist with legal writing assignments and Bluebook Citations
- The APUS Legal Studies Program Writing Guide was created by APUS faculty specifically with you in mind. This guide will help you complete a range of legal writing assignments, like forum posts, exam essays, and case briefs. Additionally, included in the guide is a Bluebook Hints page for model and example Bluebook citations.
- The library offers an abbreviated Bluebook style guide for help with basic formatting and citations.
Videos on Bluebook, 21st edition:
- Bluebook Tutorial (Georgetown Law Library):Step-by-step video tutorials on how to read and construct Bluebook citations for statutes, case law, and law review articles.
- Learning to Bluebook (UCLA Law Library): Four videos provide an introduction to the Bluebook and walk through exercises in an interactive Bluebook quiz (provided in the same guide).
- Video: Major Bluebook 21st Edition Updates
- Citing Federal Statutes Bluebook 21st Edition Rule 12 & B12: This lesson covers citation to federal statutes under the 21st edition of the Bluebook.
- If you are a book grant recipient and registered for courses that list The Bluebook as required, please e-mail ECM@apus.edu. Once you are verified as a registered student in a course that requires this resource and tuition has been paid, you will be emailed back an access code during the second week of class. The email will contain the link where you need to go to redeem the code for access to the text, along with instructions.
- Students who do not receive the book grant will need to purchase access at https://www.legalbluebook.com/. To determine your book grant status, please visit our book grant eligibility FAQ.