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Law Subject guide: Citing and Referencing legal material

OSCALA: Legal referencing for law students

Oscola for law students

Students undertaking legal studies should use the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) referencing style. This referencing system uses footnotes.

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Examples of Using Harvard for legal material

Legal resources: Harvard style

Examples:

Acts

In text citation

(European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003)

In bibliography at end of assignment

European Convention on human rights Act 2003. Act number 20 of 2003 [Online] Available at: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/act/20/enacted/en/pdf [Accessed 3rd July 2013]

Journals

In text citation    (Daly 2010)

In bibliography at end of assignment

Daly, A. (2010) Limited guidance: the provision of Guardian ad Litem services in Ireland.  Irish Journal of Family Law.  13(1) pp. 8-11

Cases/Judgments

In text citation    (Eastern Health Board v McDonnell 1999)

In bibliography at end of assignment

Eastern Health Board v McDonnell [1999] 1 IR 174 [Online] Available from Justis.  [Accessed 3rd July 2013]

Law Reform Report

In text citation     (Law Reform Commission 2013)

In bibliography at end of assignment

Law Reform Commission (2013) Report on mandatory sentences. LRC 108-2013, Dublin: Law Reform Commission.  [Online] Available at: http://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/Reports/r108.pdf [Accessed 3rd July 2013]