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Referencing in legal writing

To reference sources used in academic writing it is common to use a particular citation style, such as Oxford, Harvard, or APA. Legal writing in English is often done using footnotes, and the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is widely used.

At the Faculty of Law there is no set citation style, but it is important that your citations and references are clear, consistent, and that there is enough information about the literature and sources so they can be found.

How to cite regarding GAI-tools

In The Faculty of Law’s Policy for Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) in Teaching and Assessment as Applicable to Students you can read: "If you use material or data from GAI tools in a written assignment, you must cite this source in your references." 

You can find examples about how to cite GAI-tools in this article from MLA Style Center.

You are most welcome to contact the Faculty of Law Library if you have any questions.



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Related information

Interinstitutional style guide
Contains uniform stylistic rules and conventions which must be used by all the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union.

Refer to European Court of Justice case-law
Method of citing the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the basis of the ECLI (European Case-Law Identifier)

Create a OSCOLA Reference