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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Legal Resources

This guide shows you how to cite using MLA 8th edition

Legal Citations

Because of the complexity of legal citations, MLA follows a legal citation style guide for citing sources such as legislation and case law. Legal citations in your Works Cited list will look significantly different from other material that you may cite.

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law Library, offers an Introduction of Basic Legal Citation.  In-text citations should still follow the standard MLA format.

The following resources also have examples for citing legal resources: