Students Studying Law should use the OSCOLA referencing system.
Guides to OSCOLA:
- Students should read the Law Division's short guide to OSCOLA Guide first and use this as the definitive guide to law referencing at Abertay.
- The complete OSCOLA guide (4th edition) is also available.
- Also useful is the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
What is OSCOLA referencing?
There are three parts to OSCOLA referencing:
- the footnote marker
- the footnote, and
- the bibliography
Below are a few of the main types of resource you'll need to reference. These are just examples. What's included in your reference can vary depending on a number of different factors. For example, what's included in a case footnote and how it's formatted, will depend on whether a neutral citation is available, and jurisdiction. So always refer to the Law Division's OSCOLA guide as your definitive guide to referencing legal materials.