Week 1 – April 4th, 2023 Theme: Bluebook Citation for Legal Materials

As we head into report writing season, a refresher in how to find and cite case law, constitutional law, and Federal and State statute is in order. This resource from Purdue University breaks down each type of law citation step-by-step and provides clear examples of each: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/bluebook_citation_for_legal_materials.html

Week 2 – April 11th, 2023 Theme: Basic Legal Citation

Want a little more of a tutorial in citing law? Cornell has produced a 14-minute-long video that provides a clear how-to for constitutional law and state and federal statutes. Make sure to watch the whole thing. There are exceptions to the general rules described throughout: http://www.access-to-law.com/citation/videos/citing_const_statutes.html

Week 3 – April 18th, 2023 Theme: How to Find a Case with the Citation

Parent Center Directors utilize state and federal statutes the most. Sometimes, though, a new case law might be important for us to read. For example, we needed to understand the ins and outs of the Endrew F. case immediately after the case law was published. Here’s a resource to help you locate case law using a citation: https://law.wm.edu/library/research/researchguides/howto/citation/index.php

Week 4 – April 25th, 2023 Theme: Citation guide

Legal citations aren’t the only kinds of citations that can trip us up. This resource provides a list of blogs and links to help you cite anything from a PowerPoint to an article to a press release using styles like APA, MLA, Chicago and others: https://edubirdie.com/citation-guide