ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL
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available at the Circulation Desk of the Law Library.
This test consists of two sections. Part I [Cite Checking] consists of five questions that test your
ability to put citations in proper Bluebook format. Part II [Proofreading and Editing] consists of
one passage that tests your substantive and technical editing skills. Both sections are weighted
equally. Follow the instructions preceding each section carefully.
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PART I - CITE CHECKING
Edit numbers 1 through 3 for Accuracy and Bluebook Format as described in the checklist.
Edit numbers 4 and 5 for Bluebook Format only.
Treat the numbers as actual consecutive footnotes of an article.
Source materials for numbers 1 through 3 are included in this production test package. You
do not need to consult any outside sources to complete any answer.
Please make your edits directly on the page. When you are done, please type the revised citations
into a Word document (Times New Roman, 12 point), print out a copy, and staple it to your test.
CHECKLIST: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU CHECK CITATIONS
Find and examine the actual source the footnote is referring to.
a) Finding the source: The sources have been provided for your convenience. Typically,
you will need to find the materials at the library, NOT on the Internet. (Westlaw and
Lexis have been known to contain errors.)
b) Items to verify:
1) Is the author‟s name and title or case name spelled correctly?
2) Is the quote taken verbatim from the source? See Rule 5 for quotation formats.
3) Is the page cited by the author correct?
4) Does the source support the author‟s contention?
Check the citations for proper Bluebook format. The index of the Bluebook and the examples
inside the Bluebook's front cover are quite helpful.
Some items to verify:
- Determine the type of source and look it up to make sure all necessary information is
included in the citation. For example, is the source a case (Rule 10), a statute (Rule 12), a
book (Rule 15), or an article (Rule 16)?
- Check for proper typeface (i.e., ordinary roman, italics, and LARGE, and SMALL
capitals). See Rule 2.
- Is the proper introductory signal used? See Rule 1.2.
- If the footnote contains a string citation, are the citations in proper order by signal and by
order of authority? See Rules 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4.
- Are the signals of the same type separated by semicolons and signals of different types
separated by periods? See Rule 1.3.
- Are the proper abbreviations used in the citation? See Table T.6 for case names, Table
T.13 for journal titles.
- Are quotations longer than 50 words indented as block quotations? See Rule 5.4.
- Do “supra” and “infra” refer to the proper footnotes? See Rules 3.5 and 4.2.
- If the source was the only one referred to in the directly preceding footnote, was “id.”
used to refer to it? See Rule 4.1.
- Should a short form citation be used in certain situations? Rule 4.
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1. Neil Gotanda, “Other Non-Whites‟ In American Legal History: A Review of Justice
At War,” 85 Columb. Law Review. 1186, 1818 (1985)
2. Neil Gotanda, Asian American Rights and the „Miss Saigon Syndrome‟, in Hyung-
Chan Kim, Asian Americans and the Supreme Court: A Documentary History 1087,
1088 (1992) (“the multi-level conception of race implicit in a racial stratification
model is a sharp change from the Black-White model of race used in legal
discrimination theory.”); see also Micahel Omi, “Out of the Melting Pot and Into the
Fire: Race Relations Policy” in The State of Asian Pacific America: A Public Policy
Report: Policy Issues to Year 2020 199 (1993) (“racial tensions are no longer
intelligible, if indeed they ever were, within the framework of a „black/white‟
paradigm of race relations.”)
3. Micahel Omi, Out of the Melting Pot and Into the Fire: Race Relations Policy, in the
State of Asian Pacific America 199, 203 (1993) (defining “racialization”).
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4. Richard A. Epstein, A Man of Two Clashing Principles, THE NEW YORK TIMES,
August. 23, 1987, Section A at 5 (Epstein calls Bickel "a liberal democrat and
5. See Russell v. Salve Regina College, 890 F. 2nd 484 (First Cir. 1989); U.S. v.
Reckmeyer, 631 F.Supp. 1191, 1193 (E.D.Vir. 1986); Hanna v. Plumer, 380 U.S.
460 at 468 (D.C. Cir. 1965);.
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PART II: PROOFREADING AND EDITING
Please edit the following text for spelling errors, incorrect typeface, and grammatical errors.
Make your corrections directly on the test pages. Consult the Bluebook when appropriate.
Certain editorial choices will be left to your discretion, so please make the edits that will make the
passage as clear, concise, and grammatically correct as possible.
Editorial marks should be made in the manner described on the attached sheets entitled
Asian American Rights and the “Ms Saigon Sindrome”
InJuly 1990; playwright David Henry Hwang and acter B.D. Wong, both Tony award
winners for the Broadwey production of Hwang‟s Madam Butter fly, write to the Screen Actors
Guild to protest the cast of Jonathan Pryce as the lead in the planned Broadway production of
Miss Saigon. Cameron Mackintosh, the enormously largely successful producer of such int‟l
successes as Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, had chosen Pryce, of Welsh
descent, to reprise his widely-praised Londen portrayal of A Eurasian Saigon pimp.
Hwang and B.D. Wong complained that the choice of a White actor, with only the pretense of an
effort to find an Asian actor for the role, was insensitive and racially discriminating.
Surprisingly, the actors guild supported the protest and demanded that Pryce be replaced. In past,
the Union had not been particularly responsive to Asian American complaints of discrimination
END OF TEST
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