This LAW SKILLS HUB provides you with some centralised resources for basic skills required to be a ‘Law student’. They are conveniently grouped in categories – click on a heading below and you will access multiple layers of assistance from general summaries to videos, exercises, PowerPoint presentations, book and other extracts dealing with each of these Law Skills categories. Check out the internal links to make full use of additional information and interconnecting resources.
Referencing and the Australian Guide to Legal Citation
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.
Any work you submit for assessment must be referenced in accordance with UNE standards.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.
You must refer to this text and reference in accordance with it. You may either buy it or access via the web site for the Melbourne University Law Review. Please note: electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.