Where Should the Citations Go?
Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 56, July 2010
2 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2011
Date Written: July 2010
Should citations go in the text or in footnotes? I asked Michigan lawyers to vote on side-by-side passages that were identical except for placement of the footnotes. (See http://ssrn.com/abstract=1777506.) This article reports the results—and the story behind the survey. It also argues for footnoted citations.
Keywords: legal writing, footnotes, citations, placement of citaions
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