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Understanding legal citations is essential to performing legal research efficiently. A citation is a reference to a primary or secondary legal authority. When a judge or lawyer references a case, a statute, a regulation or a treatise, they provide a citation at the end of the reference. Citations often contain abbreviations which can be confusing if the researcher is unfamiliar with the resource.
This guide explains how to cite cases, statutes and regulations in Utah's Federal and State courts.
The Bluebook by
Call Number: KF245 .B58 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-20
A Uniform System of Citation: The Bluebook is the definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States. For generations, law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook's uniform system of citation in their writing. In a diverse and rapidly changing legal profession, The Bluebook continues to provide a systematic method by which members of the profession communicate important information to one another about the sources and legal authorities upon which they rely in their work.
The classic guide to legal citation. Copies are available in the Reference Room on the First Floor of the Law Library.
Assistant Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law