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California Style Manual

This lesson will help you master legal citations using the California Style Manual, Fourth Edition (hereinafter "Manual"). This exercise will help you to master the specific rules of citation for your briefs and legal memoranda. It does not deal with proper citation formats for law review footnotes. Throughout this lesson, you will be asked to read specific portions of the Manual and apply that knowledge to answer interactive exercises.
You may complete the entire lesson at one time or complete segments as you cover various parts of the Manual.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain which courts in California do not use this style manual.
  2. State the goal of proper citation format.
  3. Provide examples of correct citation format for cases, primary materials, and secondary materials.
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