Baby Blue’s: A Citation Guide?

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Check out Baby Blue’s Manual of Legal Citation here.  Published by Public Resource.Org., Inc., this is an “open implementation of a uniform system of citation.” It was compiled by students at New York University School of Law under the direction of Professor Christopher J. Sprigman.

Obviously its system of citation is similar to that of Harvard Law Review’s The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  Thus a copyright fight has ensued with the HLR hiring Ropes & Gray to issue a cease & desist demand regarding publication.  Harvard’s contention:  Baby Blue violates its own Bluebook copyright.

In spite of this, Baby Blue has been released in beta format at the end of January 2016.  Students at Yale Law School working on the Yale Law Journal have come out with a letter of support for Baby Blue, urging students at other law schools to sign on and support the use of Baby Blue.

 

 

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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