Where Should the Citations Go?

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 56, July 2010

2 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2011  

Joseph Kimble

WMU–Cooley Law School

Date Written: July 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kimble, Joseph, Where Should the Citations Go? (July 2010). Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 56, July 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1777544

Joseph Kimble (Contact Author)

WMU–Cooley Law School ( email )

300 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
United States

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