Answered By: Amy O'Shea
Last Updated: May 22, 2016     Views: 1120

Legal citations in APA follow Bluebook citations.  

The simple template for citing a legal statute in your reference page is:

Name of the Statute, Title number Source § Section number(s) (Year).

Here's a sample of a reference using an the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 as an example:

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601–2654 (2006).

The in-text citations would be:

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (2006) if you use the name of the act in your text, or

(Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 2006) if you don't mention the name of the act in your sentence.

For more information, visit the "APA Style Blog Post" link or Ask a Librarian. 

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