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Foreign Law Research: Citation

This guide will assist you when researching a foreign (not the U.S.) legal system.

Citation and Abbreviation Guides

Below are listed some resources to help you identify appropriate citation style and how to abbreviate or interpret citations from non-U.S. jurisdictions.  If you are having trouble figuring out how to create a citation to primary material, try searching full law review databases (Hein, Lexis and Westlaw for example) to see if a law journal has already figured out a workable citation.

To find citation style guides from other countries, execute this SUBJECT search in Voyager:

citation of legal authorities [insert country name]


citation of legal authorities australia