Referencing is an essential academic skill. In law, referencing serves two purposes:
- Referencing supports your arguments by giving appropriate legal authority (judicial decision or legislative provision); and
- it also gives credit to the work of others that you have relied on in preparing your work.
The School of Law has adopted the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed), Melbourne University Law Review Association Inc., Melbourne, 2010, as the standard for referencing in law assessments.