Answered By: Claire Mazer
Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2015     Views: 124

OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) uses the footnoting system, i.e. no in text citations, just a number in superscript referring to a footnote at the base of the page and a bibliography at the end of the work.

You can refer to the OSCOLA 4th edition guide www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn.pdf
for advice and examples on referencing cases, legislation and journal articles from within the UK & EU jurisdictions as well as specific legal and government documents. This guide also deals with secondary sources such as newspapers, websites and speeches. You will find international sources are not included in the OSCOLA 4th edition guide, but the section on international materials in the 2006 guide http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_2006_citing_international_law.pdf  is still in use. There are some useful FAQs on the OSCOLA website http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola_faqs.php