Citing your student note in an opinion

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Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:20 am

A little gauche or a big no-no?

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Re: Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:A little gauche or a big no-no?


Is it the only relevant piece of scholarship on an issue of first impression that your judge is deciding? Would none of the more established sources that your note cites be an adequate citation? My guess is that there’s about a 99.5% chance anyone thinking about citing to their student note is doing it for vanity rather than for one of those two valid reasons.

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Re: Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:36 am

Why would you cite to a note at all?

(Okay, yes, if it’s an issue on which there’s no established law at all, citing to a law review article could be appropriate. But IME clerking, this was extremely extremely rare. So first you’d have to be in this universe even to consider citing your own note.)

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Re: Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby tier4_partner » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:53 am

Are you serious?

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Re: Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:A little gauche or a big no-no?


Is it the only relevant piece of scholarship on an issue of first impression that your judge is deciding? Would none of the more established sources that your note cites be an adequate citation? My guess is that there’s about a 99.5% chance anyone thinking about citing to their student note is doing it for vanity rather than for one of those two valid reasons.


This advice is on point.

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Re: Citing your student note in an opinion

Postby The_Lorax » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:58 am

A pretty outrageous move to be honest.



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