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The Maroonbook is a system of legal citation that is intended to be simpler and more straightforward than the more widely used Bluebook.[1] It was developed at the University of Chicago and is the citation system for the University of Chicago Law Review. As a simplified and modernized citation method, it tends to be closer to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities in its conventions.


The Maroonbook gives the following examples:[2]

(1) Case names
  • See Ferdinand v Isabella, 14 US 92, 96–98 (1492).
(2) Titles of periodical articles and articles in edited books
  • Eppard Richstein, Elements of Liberty, 21 U Chi L Rev 45, 60 (1954).
(3) Book and treatise titles
  • Friedrich W. Nietzsche, On Truth and Lie in an Extramoral Sense 365 (Oxford 1957) (Edith P. Honeywell, trans).

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  1. ^ Posner, Richard A. (1986). "Goodbye to the Bluebook". University of Chicago Law Review. 53: 1343–1368. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-02. 
  2. ^ The University of Chicago Law Review; Cooper, Brenton H.; Fuster, Patrick J.; McAdams, John P., eds. (2018). "Rule 1: Typefaces" (PDF). The Maroonbook: The University of Chicago Manual of Legal Citation (PDF). p. 1. 

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