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Referencing and assignment writing: Legal materials

Legal materials

WHO. (WHEN). WHAT. WHERE.

 

Citing legal materials

The APA Style recommends that "legal materials are cited in the standard legal citation style used for legal references across all disciplines" (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 355).

Generally, legal references should be copied directly from the source. While the APA Style recommends a US-based guide to legal citation, in Australia, the standard source of legal citation style is the following (linked) guide:

Melbourne University Law Review Association & Melbourne Journal of International Law. Australian guide to legal citation (4th ed.). (2018). https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/3181325/AGLC4-with-Bookmarks-1.pdf

 

Style manual

If you cannot find a specific example of what you are looking for, use the complete APA manual.

APA Style - Quick Reference Guide

Reference list abbreviations

(APA, 2020, pp. 306-307)

Abbreviation

edition

ed.

Revised edition

Rev. ed.

second edition   

2nd ed.

Editor (editors)

Ed. (Eds.)

Translator(s)

Trans.

no date

n.d.

page (pages)

p. (pp.)

Volume (Volumes)

Vol. (Vols.)

Number

No.

Part

Pt.

Technical Report

Tech. Rep.

Supplement

Suppl.