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Legal Citations

The Bluebook citation style is used in Legal Studies. Here are some examples on how to cite various commonly used sources according to The Bluebook.

 


Case Citation

 

United States v. Legault, 323 F. Supp. 2d 217 (D. Mass. 2004) (Jonas, J., dissenting) (noting historical examples).


Statutory Citation

 

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 183, § 49 (2006) or 44 U.S.C. § 1234 (2000).


Articles

 

Consecutively paginated articles:

Theodore Meron, Reflections on the Prosecution of War Crimes by International Tribunals, 100 Am. J. Int’l L. 551 (2006) (discussing the Nuremberg trials).

 

Non-Consecutively paginated articles:

Rachel Williams, Council Found Liable for Birth Defects, Med. L. Rev., Wed. 29, 2009, at 2.


Books and Treatises

 

Roy M. Mersky & Donald J. Dunn, Fundamentals of Legal Research 120 (8th ed. 2002).

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