This guide is meant to point you in the right direction for creating accurate legal citations. While there are several style guides that are referred to for legal citations, this guide focuses on using The Bluebook.
Used for generations by all fields of the legal profession, The BlueBook, currently in its 19th edition, is the accepted style guide in the U.S. for formatting legal citations. The Bluebook is compiled by Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.
Students in paralegal studies might find that they do not need to use all the citation formats contained in The Bluebook. This guide provides links and information that should help you decipher the parts of the guide that are most relevant to your work.