Law

Writing

Improve your legal writing skills.

Selected texts

Reasons to reference

Understanding referencing can:

  • help you find additional information for your assignments
  • enable you to gain a wider knowledge of your assignment topic
  • give credibility to your interpretations
  • support your academic integrity

You must acknowledge any ideas or words from other authors that you have used in your own work. Including material from another writer as if it were your own will result in plagiarism and your academic integrity will be affected.

Citation and style guides

Reference management software

If you wish to use reference management software Juris M is the recommended software for Law.

Juris-M and EndNote require you to download an additional piece of software, called a plugin, in order to be compatible with the New Zealand Law Style Guide.