Don’t use et al.

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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2 Responses

  1. Mr. Petty says:

    Wow. This is petty. And you forgot to include your main argument for not using “et al.” — the lack of self-gratification in seeing your name in print.

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    Petty? I suppose. But it is a stupid, stupid rule. The point of citations to attribute the work accurately and completely, and to enable researches to track down the source. In no other discipline does citation format work like this.