This guide is for AUT students using the New Zealand Law Style guide (NZLSG) to cite legal material.
Juris-M is reference management software which can be used with the NZLSG. See below for installation instructions and guides.
Citations are short references to cases, articles, statutes etc.
The two fundamental parts to a citation are style and abbreviation.
The AUT School of Law supports the use of the NZLSG. It was first introduced in 2009 and currently using the third edition. The third edition was published in 2018 and is now available online (see link below), but print copies can be purchased from the bookshop or accessed from the Library.
New Zealand Law Style Guide - print
New Zealand Law Style Guide - online
AUT Library NZLSG User Guides - 3rd edition only
What is Juris-M / Zotero
Juris-M and Zotero are free reference management programmes. Juris-M is a variant of Zotero and ideal for legal scholars to use. Juris-M manages law related materials much better than Zotero. Law students will need to follow the guides below for installation and use Juris-M together with Zotero to create collections of legal references to produce footnotes and bibliographies.
Zotero: A Manual for Electronic Referencing by Julia Caldwell and John Prebble
This manual was developed to assist NZLSG users entering legal content into Zotero, before it was replaced by the Juris-M variant.
Access this guide from www.ssrn.com The content most needed is from Section 3 onwards and includes information on entering data for various legal materials.
Guides to Install and Use Juris-M