After an extensive vetting process, the editors* of The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation, have selected the rulebook app as the exclusive mobile app to publish The Bluebook on mobile devices. The Bluebook is the authoritative style guide for legal citation in the United States used by lawyers, scholars, judges, law students, paralegals, and others involved in the legal profession. A joint venture of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal, it is the most widely circulated law-related book in the world.
“The rulebook app helps us keep our promise of making The Bluebook as accessible and useful as possible,” said Conor Tochilin, president of the Harvard Law Review Association. “We are excited to see The Bluebook available in such an easy-to-use digital format.”
The rulebook app easily allows legal professionals to reference federal and state court rules, codes, and style manuals. The app incorporates all the functionality of paper rule books, such as highlighting, bookmarking, and note-taking, and adds functionality unique to digital devices, including searching, hyperlinking, and multitasking. It also keeps the mobile version of The Bluebook, as well as its other content, current with regular updates that are seamlessly integrated without overwriting the user’s personal highlights
“We are honored that the rulebook app has been chosen as the mobile app for The Bluebook,” said Gregory Hoole, president of Ready Reference Apps, the developer of the rulebook app. “There is an unmistakable paradigm shift occurring from paper to paperless publication. The Bluebook editors’ proactive move into this new space will provide a great benefit to law students and legal professionals alike.” Currently in its nineteenth edition, The Bluebook was first compiled in 1926 by Erwin Griswold, a Harvard Law Review editor and later, dean of Harvard Law School.
The mobile version of The Bluebook is now available for individual sale via the rulebook app on all Apple iOS devices, including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rulebook/id454619081?mt=8. Law firms, court systems and other large organizations can also purchase The Bluebook in bulk on behalf of their employees via an enterprise version of the rulebook app, which can be customized specifically for the organization’s needs.