The AGLC is a comprehensive referencing and footnote system for legal citations. It contains rules on the following:-
- The use of citations in the body of the page, using a superscript number
- A list of footnotes at the bottom of each page, for the citations on that page
- Detail on constructing a Bibliography.
If the AGLC does not contain a rule for a particular source you are using the guide suggests "users should attempt to adapt the closest fitting rule". See page xiii in the AGLC for more detail.
Why should I cite legal sources?
Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of your academic writing.
- Citing your sources acknowledges the words/ideas of others if you use them in your work
- Citing your sources provide authority for your arguments/discussion
- Citing your sources avoids plagiarism
- Citing your sources demonstrates your wide reading of literature in various legal areas
- Citing your sources allows others to read your work and verify facts/information easily.