Citations: Suggestions for Citing Authority Without Distracting the Reader

B&B - Bench & Bar Magazine (May 2014)

2 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014

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Kristin Hazelwood

University of Kentucky - College of Law

Date Written: May 2014

Abstract

In this column for Kentucky Bar Association's magazine (B&B - Bench & Bar), Professor Hazelwood makes four suggestions to "un-clutter" legal writing. Practitioners are encouraged to: (1) limit string citations; (2) keep citations at the end of the sentence; (3) use explanatory parentheticals to explain the significance of citations, but not to replace text; and (4) avoid unnecessary repetition.

Keywords: legal writing, citation, citations

Suggested Citation

Hazelwood, Kristin, Citations: Suggestions for Citing Authority Without Distracting the Reader (May 2014). B&B - Bench & Bar Magazine (May 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2491575

Kristin Hazelwood (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky - College of Law ( email )

620 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0048
United States

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