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Referencing and Plagiarism

Academic Skills


OSCOLA is the referencing convention used by the BSc (Hons) Law route at the University of Suffolk

Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

The principles for laying out your citations and references are found in the following online text:

Additional Guidance

Click the link below for an OSCOLA tutorial, as provided by Cardiff University

1:1 bookable appointments can be made with your Academic Skills Advisers for your subject area.

Students from Ipswich can book two appointments per week (if you are a student from the Learning Network, please contact your library) - 

  • up to 1 hour with an Academic Skills Advisor

Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute slots.  

Schedule an Appointment

Cite Them Right - Quick Links

The links below show you how to do in-text citations and the format for the reference list, using UOS OSCOLA (Make sure you select the correct referencing format after clicking on the links below).  

For more referencing examples, take a look at Cite Them Right Online


‚ÄčLegal Cases

Legislation from UK devolved Assemblies

Law Reports (Cases)

UK Statutes (Acts of Parliament)