French Legal Research Guide

This in-depth guide will help researchers navigate French legal materials.


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Citing French Law

Consult The Bluebook (KF245 .U5 2020Rule 20 (R20) and Table 2 (T2) T2.13, France, Republic of (as of the 21st ed., available exclusively online), for assistance with citing to French law. Rule 20 provides the general guidelines for citing foreign law and T2.13 provides details specific to French legal materials. The Bluebook provides guidance for citing to French cases, constitutions, codes, statutes and decrees, legislative materials, and electronic sources.