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Australian Guide to Legal Citation

If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor program, you must use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) third edition style when referencing in your law courses. The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is published by the Melbourne University Law Review Association. It is available to download free from the University of Melbourne by clicking on the AGLC3 Download (view only) link, however you can not print from the guide. Hardcopies of this guide are available for loan from the USQ Library at shelf number 808.006634 Aus. The AGLC uses a system of footnotes and provides in-depth information on referencing primary and secondary material, including examples.

To help you get started with using the AGLC style, have a look at the Overview of Australian Guide to Legal Citation table (PDF 205KB).

If you are studying a law course that is not part of a law program, for example as part of a non-law business program or as an elective, you may use either the AGLC or Harvard AGPS Style for referencing in your law assignments. Whatever style you choose, you must be consistent in your approach.

Need additional help applying this guide?

Please contact the appropriate academic staff member to clarify any referencing issues you may have.

The Law Librarian may also be able to provide some advice and facilitate contact with the appropriate academic staff.

While the Library is not responsible for checking lists of references, we can refer you to our referencing guides and the published manuals listed to help you ensure the accuracy of your referencing.

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