The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities is designed to facilitate accurate citation of authorities, legislation, and other legal materials. It is widely used in law schools and by journal and book publishers in the UK and beyond. OSCOLA is edited by the Oxford Law Faculty, in consultation with the OSCOLA Editorial Advisory Board*. OSCOLA was shortlisted for the Halsbury Legal Awards, 2013 Award for Academic Contribution.
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Quick reference guide
OSCOLA 2006: citing international law section
PDF 216kB(OSCOLA (4th edn) does not cover International Law)
- OSCOLA styles for EndNote, Latek, Refworks and Zotero
- Frequently asked questions about using OSCOLA style (updated 17 September 2014)
- Complete previous edition of OSCOLA:
- Citing the Law using OSCOLA - an online tutorial by Information Services staff at Cardiff University
- Newcastle Law Faculty OSCOLA tutorial
- Review of OSCOLA by John Kleefeld (2013) 36 Dalhousie LJ 269 and on SSRN
- About OSCOLA: (2011) 11 Legal Information Management 111, and on Oxford Research Archive
- OSCOLA Ireland, an adaption of OSCOLA by academics at the University of Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology and the National University of Ireland Galway, with the support and approval of other Irish Law Schools, is the first comprehensive citation system for Irish lawyers and law students.
- Donal Nolan (Fellow and Tutor in Law, Worcester College, Oxford University)
- Elizabeth Wells (Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian, Bodleian Law Library)
- Fourth Edition: Sandra Meredith (former Departmental Lecturer in Legal Research Skills, Faculty of Law, Oxford University)
OSCOLA Advisory Board Members
- Ruth Bird (Bodleian Law Librarian, Oxford University)
- Naomi Chapman (LexisNexis Butterworths Text Resources Manager)
- Dr Peter Clinch (Former Senior Subject Librarian for Law, Law Library, Cardiff University)
- Professor Timothy Endicott (Dean of the Law Faculty, Oxford University)
- Richard Hart (Managing Director, Hart Publishing)
- Aparna Rao (2010-11 Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Oxford University)
- John Louth, (Senior Editor, Academic and Scholarly Law, Oxford University Press)
- Gareth Ryan (Law, Maps and Official Publications Librarian, Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde)
- Tracey Varnava (Associate Director, UK Centre for Legal Education)
For further information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.