The Law School does not use the standard University Harvard system for referencing. It uses OSCOLA.
OSCOLA is the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities and is edited by the Oxford Law Faculty.
If you are studying for an LLB or LLM, use this factsheet:
Referencing Law Resources: OSCOLA
Additional OSCOLA Materials
Citing the Law- an online tutorial from Cardiff University
Quick Reference Guide
Full OSCOLA 4th edition Style Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Printed versions of the factsheet and full guide are available in the Law & Criminology Library.
Non-law school students
If you are studying law as part of another course, and not on the LLB, check with your lecturer whether Harvard or OSCOLA is required.
Referencing: Law Resources (Harvard)
LLB third years and returning post-graduate students
The Law School previously used the Law Numeric system. If you are a continuing student and wish to use this style, then please access the factsheet below.
NOTE: OSCOLA is the supported style within the Law School and materials for the Numeric system have not been updated:
Referencing: Law Resources (Numeric)