Guide to Law School requirements for written assessment and legal citation
Part 2: Legal Citation
At QUT, high academic standards are expected to be maintained in all courses and units. See Manual of Policies and Procedures at C/5.3 Academic Integrity. This expectation is referred to in all unit outlines:
A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of severe penalties. It can include:
Plagiarism – representing another person’s ideas or work as one’s own
Copying or buying any part of another person’s work
Cheating in exams by bringing in unauthorised materials
More information on academic honesty can be found at QUT cite|write
In some of the Australian jurisdictions the admitting authorities require the Law School to provide a certificate with a statement as to whether or not the university has a record of any failure to maintain academic integrity by the student seeking admission. This includes the student’s law studies or other study.
When should you cite?
The following is from QUT cite|write:
In Smythe v Thomas, Rein AJ held:
In circumstances where both the buyer and the seller agree to accept the terms and conditions of the eBay I see no difficulty in treating the parties as having accepted that the online auction will have features that are both similar and different to auctions conducted in other forums.1
1  NSWSC 844, .
It was held that in respect of vending machines, ‘the offer is made when the proprietor of the machine holds it out as being ready to receive money’.1
1 Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd  2 QB 163, 169.
Unless instructed otherwise, it is expected that written assessment includes a bibliography. A bibliography contains all sources consulted in the preparation of the assessment, not only the sources cited in the footnotes.
The bibliography is divided into parts with headings specifying the type of sources which are relevant for the assessment:
Each part of the bibliography is listed alphabetically, an author’s first name and surname should be inverted and separated by a comma (see AGLC3 1.16). No pinpoint references are included in the bibliography.