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• OSCOLA Official Guide (4th ed)
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.
OSCOLA FAQIncludes 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:
Note: The suggestions on this page have not yet been discussed and approved by the OSCOLA editorial board.
• OSCOLA Citing International Sources Section
The OSCOLA Guide (4th ed) does not include international law. Use the guidance from the 2006 edition.
Use this guide to cite:
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).
AustraliaAustralian Guide to Legal Citation
CanadaCanadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (also known as the "McGill Guide") [library guide from Carleton University]
FranceFollow the form of citation and presentation generally adopted by the Recueil Dalloz.
GermanyAbkürzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache [print only]
Israel'The Uniform Citation Rules' (1989) 39 The Lawyer and (1998) 44 The Lawyer (in Hebrew).
New ZealandNew Zealand Law Style Guide
South AfricaFollow the style used in the South African Law Journal.
USAThe Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation [print only]Legal Information Institute (Cornell University library guide)
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