Reducing Citation Anxiety

Scribes Journal, Vol. 11, No. 85, 2007

12 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2008


For many students and attorneys, figuring out proper citation format can cause great anxiety. This essay, by the author of the ALWD Citation Manual, provides ten tips for preparing citations that should help ease frustration and stress.

Keywords: citation, legal citation, ALWD Manual, Bluebook, citation format, scribes, legal writing

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K40

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Dickerson, Darby, Reducing Citation Anxiety. Scribes Journal, Vol. 11, No. 85, 2007. Available at SSRN:

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)

UIC John Marshall Law School ( email )

300 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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