This past semester, during my second-year LP class (we have LP1, LP2, and LP3) and during my current internship at a public defender, I continued foregoing underlining the period, e.g. Id. at 29. Now that I am writing a paper for a professor, his suggested edits include underlining the period. I googled it and a few academic resources show the underlining of the period:
http://fordhamlawreview.org/wp-content/ ... k_Tips.pdf
https://www.law.columbia.edu/sites/defa ... 202013.pdf
https://baselinescenario.com/2011/02/11 ... -new-hero/
Is it literally something as so insignificant as "we do it this way, that's not how we do it"?Different jurisdictions use different rules. Some differences are silly. For example, in the Bluebook you have to underline the period at the end of “Id.“; in Massachusetts courts you have to not underline it (“Id.”). Even more crazy, however, in law review format, the Bluebook says you have to italicize the period at the end of “Id.” Here it is without italics: “Id.” Me neither.