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For a non-roman script language like Korean, correct citation of laws, articles, and cases in English language publications depends on a combination of standards for legal citation (in Korea and in the U.S.), U.S. standards for transcription of foreign language materials, and the transcription of Korean, specifically.

  • The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation. 20th ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law Review Association, 2015.
    Section T2.37 South Korea. Provides standards for citation formatting, with examples.
    KF245 .U5 2010 at Reference Area
  • 論文 作成 및 文獻 引用 에 관한 標準 [Nonmun chaksŏng mit munhŏn inyong e kwanhan p'yojun]. [Seoul?]: 韓國法學教授會, 2000.
    This publication, prepared by the Association of Korean Law Professors, sets forth standards for citations of Korean and foreign language publications for publications issued in Korea.
    KPA471.L44 N66 2000  at REF (Reference), CLAS (Classified Stacks)