Legal Citations

The legal system uses an entirely different citation system than most academic writing. Below you will find links to help you learn how to read a citation and how to properly cite your sources.

How to Read a Legal Citation

How to Cite…

Case Opinions
Citing Judicial Opinions

Constitutions & Statutes
Citing Constitutions & Statutes

Agency Materials
Citing Agency Materials

Law Reviews
Citing Law Reviews

Case Documents
Citing Case Documents

Citing Books

Citation Guides

The Indigo guide is a free alternative to the widely used Bluebook legal citation guide. The Indigo Book was created under the guidance of NYU copyright expert Professor Christopher Sprigman.*

* From WisBlawg at 

Citation Tutorials