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Oxford Standard for the Citation Of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

How to reference using the OSCOLA standard. For students taking Law degrees only.

New to OSCOLA referencing?

Read the introduction to OSCOLA referencing and the OSCOLA workbook.

How to format your references

Official OSCOLA guides

Authoritative guidance from the University of Oxford - the originators of the OSCOLA standard.

Extra guidance

Supplementary guidance not found in the official OSCOLA guides.

Online quiz and tutorial

  • OSCOLA referencing quiz
    A quick quiz to check your understanding of OSCOLA referencing.
  • Citing the law
    An interactive tutorial from Cardiff University to familiarise you with the 4th edition of OSCOLA.

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