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Academic English Skills

Resources to Assist with Improving Academic English and Study Skills

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This guide was created by TOP's former English Language and Academic Skills Coordinator, Caroline Thornton.

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Referencing in Law

When submitting a piece of academic work, you must properly acknowledge the sources of information that you have used in your research. You must reference your sources whenever you quote, paraphrase, or use someone else's ideas or words. 

At TOP, the style of referencing used in Law is know as the AUSTRALIAN GUIDE TO LEGAL CITATION (AGLC)

Using this system, acknowledgement is in the form of:

  • Footnotes: Citations in the body of the page, using a superscript )raised) number placed after the relevant text, which refers to a footnote listed at the bottom of the page.
  • Bibliography: Provided at the end of the paper, this gives detailed information about each source featured in the footnotes, as well as details of the other sources consulted in preparation of the assignment.


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Law Referencing Media

AGLC Footnotes:

AGLC Bibliography: