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In late August 2000, the Seventeenth Edition of The Bluebook' hit the shelves of lawschool bookstores across the country. Only a few first-year students have an inkling of what this unassuming, spiral-bound paperback has in store for them. However, savvy second and third-year students know to check the Preface for changes from previous editions. The Preface to the Seventeenth Edition2 lists fifteen "noteworthy" changes from the Sixteenth Edition. Here are six that may have the most impact on practitioners.

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