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The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is designed to help the author to achieve consistency and to make life easier for the reader.


Referencing Tips & OSCOLA (video)
This video will cover referencing tips for students at any level. It will also show students where to go to find more help with referencing.


Includes updates for changes to citation of EU and retained EU Legislation following Brexit and other changes to citation of EU cases and legislation. Also provides examples for:

  • A source cited in a secondary source
  • A judgment citing another judgment
  • eBooks
  • Book reviews
  • Radio programmes
  • Speeches
  • Dictionaries
  • Podcasts, YouTube etc

Note: The suggestions on this page have not yet been discussed and approved by the OSCOLA editorial board.

The OSCOLA Guide (4th ed) does not include international law. Use the guidance from the 2006 edition.

Use this guide to cite:

  • International treaties
  • Regional treaties
  • International Court of Justice publications
  • United Nations documents
  • International Yearbooks
  • Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law
  • International Law Association
  • International Law Digests


When citing foreign cases or legislature from outside of the UK (not included in the list above), you need to use the legal citation style for that specific country as recommended by the official OSCOLA guide (see pages 49-50).

Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (also known as the "McGill Guide") [library guide from Carleton University]

Follow the form of citation and presentation generally adopted by the Recueil Dalloz.

Abkürzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache [print only]

OSCOLA Ireland

'The Uniform Citation Rules' (1989) 39 The Lawyer and (1998) 44 The Lawyer (in Hebrew).

New Zealand
New Zealand Law Style Guide

South Africa
Follow the style used in the South African Law Journal.

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation [print only]
Legal Information Institute (Cornell University library guide)


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