Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC)
Law students are required to use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) 4th edition referencing style, available online via the University of Melbourne (Melbourne University Law Review).
Many legal materials are covered by the AGLC, including cases, legislation, journal articles, books, parliamentary debates (Hansard), legal encyclopaedias, loose leaf services, working papers, treaties, United Nations material and more. Hard copy and online sources are covered.
AGLC 4th ed. print copies are also available in ECU's Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury Libraries.
Note: AGLC 4th edition is now available:
To obtain the AGLC from the publisher, either:
Note that the current view-only PDF version of AGLC4 does not contain bookmark (or ‘table of contents’) functionality, as was included in the PDF version of AGLC3. The publisher is aware of this and bookmark functionality will soon be added.
How to use AGLC4 effectively:
The Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd edition (AGLC3) has been superseded by the 4th edition. Students should now use AGLC4.
AGLC3 was a footnote citation style specifically designed to identify legal sources, and consisted of:
As with AGLC4, AGLC3 was medium neutral, meaning there was no need to include the online reference to a case, act, article, book or other source of legal information unless it was not available in print and solely published online.
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