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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Government and Legal Documents

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. In the MLA Handbook, government/legal sources are address in section 2.1.3. 

For a guided work-through of citing legal sources in MLA style, go to the MLA website or reference the handouts included here.