Answered By: Claire Mazer
Last Updated: 23 Mar, 2022     Views: 6

Web pages and blogs are not considered academic sources. Blogs are opinion pieces and therefore may contain bias or may be intended for other purposes (i.e. used to promote the work of a law firm or chambers). Web pages and blogs will not generally contain the quality or standard of writing required for an academic essay since they are rarely peer reviewed in the same way academic journal articles are. You can still include some web pages and blogs in the sources you cite, but the emphasis should be mainly on law sources (cases, legislation, law commission reports, Hansard, select committee reports) and academic sources (books, chapters and journal articles). There is a lot of useful information online, but you should be selective with it.