Citing the law

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Citing the law
Why do I need to cite?
Activity: When to cite?
Inserting footnotes
Example
Case law
Activity: Which report do I cite?
EU cases
ECHR cases
Example
Legislation
Welsh legislation
Scottish legislation
Northern Ireland legislation
EU legislation
Books
Edited books and encyclopedias
Journal articles
Electronic journal articles
Government publications
Hansard
Newspaper articles
Websites and blogs
Correspondence
Activity: Putting it all together
Bibliographies
FAQs and notes

To cite a journal article you will need to record the following information:

Author, 'Article Title' (Date) Volume number Abbreviated journal title First page of article

Example:

J Young, 'The Constitutional Limits of Judicial Activism: Judicial Conduct of International Relations and Child Abduction' (2003) 66 MLR 823

Only include the issue number if every issue of the journal starts at page 1. If this is the case write the issue number in brackets next to the volume number e.g. 23(2).

Information on how to abbreviate journals is given in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

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