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Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Contrary to Claim, Harvard Didn't Create It

Dec 08, 2015 - The New York Times

Among the low points in an American legal education is the law student's first encounter with The Bluebook, a 582-page style manual formally known as ''A Uniform System of Citation.'' It is a comically elaborate thicket of random and counterintuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like. It is both grotesque and indispensable.

The Harvard Law Review has long claimed credit for creating The Bluebook. But a new article from two librarians at Yale Law S...