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OSCOLA Hour: Citing Legal Sources support

What is the OSCOLA Hour?Picture of clock and human figure sitting alongside it working on a laptop whilst sitting on a pilr of books with pages flying around and the title OSCOLA Hour

An informal support session. Come along for advice on using OSCOLA for legal citations and referencing. No need to stay for an hour. Just  drop in at any time throughout the hour and ask your questions.

Sessions take place regularly throughout term time. Check the Upcoming Events list for dates and times and register for a time that suits you. These sessions are run by Lee Snook, your Law Librarian.

Where do the sessions take place?

Forum Library, Level 0 in the Library Liaison Office by the Book Returns machine.  Just ask for Lee at the Library Help Point if you need directions when you arrive.

Come along with your queries and build your skills, knowledge and confidence in using OSCOLA.

If these sessions are not convenient, you can book a 1:1 session with Lee, or come along to one of the regular term time library support drop-ins at the Library Research Cafe (Forum Library) or the Legal Research Drop-in clinics (Amory Building).

What help is available? 

Lee won’t do your referencing for you or pre-check it ahead of assignment submission. Referencing is an academic skill you need to develop and it forms part of your assessed work. However, you can come along with queries if you need some guidance.

For example, do you need to know more about ...?

  • where to access the full OSCOLA guidance online so you can check your referencing for accuracy
  • how to cite a case that is referred to in another case
  • how to spot citations in Westlaw
  • how to pinpoint to a specific paragraph in a case judgment
  • how to use Microsoft Word to add footnotes
  • how to use Cite them Right database to assist with your referencing

Lee can help with these sorts of queries and lots more.

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