Are you required to have a copy of the Bluebook, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Bankruptcy Procedure, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure or Evidence? Tired of carrying the heavy bulky printouts from class to class? As a student, you have more options than we can review in this post. But as an example, if you’re looking for a free copy of the FRCP, you can:
- Go to the court level and ask the Lexis representative for a free booklet
- Go to Westlaw’s online version of the FRCP
- Download a free version of the FRCP available for your iPad or Kindle made available through CALI and the Legal Information Institute.
If you’re looking for a mobile version of the Bluebook and you have an iOS device, you’re in luck. With rulebook, you can download copies of The Bluebook and various court rules. While the rulebook app download is free, you will pay through in app purchases for access to the rules. Most rules are $1.99, but access to the Bluebook will cost $39.99.
Of course, if you don’t need your own personal copy and just need to periodically refer to the rules, you can borrow one of several copies of The Bluebook in Reserve or one of the copies of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure also in Reserve from the law library.