Monday, December 7, 2015

More on HLS, YLS and the Blue Book

We noted that SSRN paper by Fred R. Shapiro and Julie Graves Krishnaswami revising the history of the Blue Book.  So did Adam Liptak in today's New York Times: Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It.  H/t: John Henry Schlegel.

Update: Professor Schlegel writes us that Karl Llewellyn was “nuts but not natively anal."  Llewellyn's one-page proto-Blue Book, which Shapiro and Krishnaswami's reprint, would seem to bear out at least the latter half of his assessment.