LexisNexis Guide: Legal Referencing, 5th edition

LexisNexis Guide: Legal Referencing, 5th Edition is A comprehensive and accessible guide to legal referencing and writing

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409350692
Release Date: September 05, 2019
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409350708
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Correct legal referencing is an essential skill for students, academics and other legal writers. In this indispensable guide, the author explains the ‘hows and whys’ of good legal referencing and writing.

In this fifth edition, the author discusses how to cite legal and non-legal sources. The citation requirements of the fourth edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation are clearly explained. Additionally, ‘how to’ examples are provided together with a discussion of citation management systems.

Written to engage students as well as practitioners and other legal writers, this book supports early and ongoing learning on the importance of accurate legal referencing. The author discusses techniques to improve legal writing and referencing, providing many clear examples and exercises, with answers, to assist writers to identify and avoid plagiarism in legal or other writing.

Legal Referencing is an excellent ongoing resource for use throughout law studies and beyond.


  • Supports understanding of referencing style
  • Extensive coverage of plagiarism – how to identify it, and how to avoid it
  • User-friendly, practical and accurate style
  • Provides clarity for students new to legal writing
  • Facilitates compliance with scholastic requirements
  • An invaluable guide for students of law and other disciplines required to engage with the legal writing

Related Titles

Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 7th ed, 2018
Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, 2018
Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, 2017
Creyke et al, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, 2018
Meehan & Tulloch, Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd ed, 2013


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Legal Referencing and this Guide

  2. Non-Legal Styles of Referencing

  3. Legal Referencing

  4. The Fundamentals of Legal Referencing and Writing

  5. Improving your Legal Writing and Referencing

  6. Case Law

  7. Statutes and Other Kinds of Legislation

  8. Textbooks, Looseleaf Services, Legal Encyclopaedias, Legal Dictionaries

  9. Journals or Periodicals

  10. Newspapers, Magazines, Conference Papers, Unpublished Material, Bible, Lectures

  11. Parliamentary Debates, Reports and Bills

  12. How to Cite Legal Materials Located Electronically

  13. United Kingdom, Canada and United States

  14. Referencing in Exams

  15. Where to Find Help

  16. Automated Referencing Systems

Appendix 1 Recommended abbreviations for use in citation

Appendix 2 Citation of law reports

Appendix 3 Designators for courts and tribunals

Appendix 4 Quick reference guide

Appendix 5 Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th edition)

Appendix 6 Differences between the 3rd and 4th editions of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Appendix 7 Designators for journals and other resources