Introduction to Texas Rules of Form (the "Greenbook")
This lesson will help you master legal citations using the Texas Rules of Form, Fifteenth Edition (hereinafter “The Greenbook"), particularly with respect to specific rules of citation for your briefs and legal memoranda. The Greenbook at times refers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Twenty First Edition (hereinafter “The Bluebook”), so you may also want to have that handy for use during this lesson. Throughout this lesson, you will be given the general rules for citing different types of Texas legal authority that are covered in The Greenbook and will apply those rules to interactive exercises.
You may complete the entire lesson at one time or complete sections as you cover various parts of The Greenbook.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the parts of The Greenbook and the interaction of The Greenbook and The Bluebook when citing Texas legal authorities.
2. Apply proper citation format to different types of Texas legal authorities.