Guide: How to cite a Court case in JRAI style

Guide: How to cite a Court case in JRAI style

Cite A Court case in JRAI style

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Use the following template to cite a court case using the JRAI citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the JRAI style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Title, vol. Volume number Year Published.


CHAMBERLAIN v. THE QUEEN (No.2) (1984), vol. 153 CLR 521 1984.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Title, vol. Volume number Year Published: Pages Used)


COURT High Court of Australia Gibbs C.J.(1), Mason(1), Murphy(2), Brennan(3) and Deane(4) JJ. HRNG 1983, November 28-30; 1984, February 22. #DATE 22:2:1984 JUDGE1 1984, February 22.   The following written judgments were delivered:- 
 Judge 1  GIBBS CJ    MASON J We would grant special leave to appeal, but would dismiss the appeal. (at p569)
Judge 2  MURPHY J  31.  In each case special leave to appeal should be granted, the appeal allowed, the conviction set aside and judgment of acquittal entered. (at p577)
Judge 3   BRENNAN  34.  I would, in the case of each application, grant special leave to appeal, allow the appeal, set aside the judgment and orders of the Federal Court and in lieu thereof order that the verdict of guilty be set aside and the conviction quashed. (at p630) ORDER   Applications for special leave to appeal granted.  
  Appeals dismissed. (CHAMBERLAIN v. THE QUEEN (No.2) (1984), vol. 153 CLR 521 1984)

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