Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Citing Foreign Law

The Bluebook has guidance on citing law from 43 jurisdictions, but that's not all the countries you might care about. Even for the countries covered, it might not be enough, since The Bluebook can only devote a few pages to each country.

Two law journals have prepared citation manuals that also cover foreign jurisdictions, including some The Bluebook omits: Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (from the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics) and International Citation Manual (from the Washington University Global Studies Law Review). These manuals also give a brief overview of the legal system of each country covered.

Our new guide, Citing Foreign Law, has more information, including a table listing the jurisdictions covered in The Bluebook and the two other guides.

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