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German Legal Research Guide

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

Citations to German Law

For guidance in formatting U.S. citations to German legal materials, consult The Bluebook, KF245 .U5 2020

  • Rule 20 provides general guidelines for citing foreign law.
  • Table 2.14 provides specific examples for citing different types of German legal materials, including the Basic Law (constitution), codes, statutes, legislative materials, court decisions, and legal materials from the German Länder (states).

Note that Table 2 of The Bluebook (covering foreign jurisdictions) no longer appears in the print edition of the Bluebook, but is free to access online; a subscription is required to access other Bluebook content online.