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OSCOLA referencing guide

OSCOLA referencing guide

OSCOLA referencing

The Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) has been created by Oxford University to facilitate the accurate citation of legal authorities and sources. It is widely used by Law Schools and legal researchers in the UK and is the style you will be expected to follow if you are studying for LLB or LLM at the University of Northampton*.

This guide provides a starting point for referencing using OSCOLA and should be sufficient for most purposes at the University of Northampton. However, it is not comprehensive so, when citing legal materials, you should also refer to the full OSCOLA guide when you need more detailed guidance.

*If you are a Joint Honours student you are not normally required to use OSCOLA but always check with your academic tutor if you are unsure.