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The Oxford 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 revision in progress
OSCOLA is undergoing revision during 2009.
We would appreciate any feedback you may have regarding clarification of the existing citation guidelines or requests for citation guidelines for other UK legal sources. If you have
any comments, difficulties, or suggestions for improvement in relation
to OSCOLA, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSCOLA 2006 (pdf)
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- Donal Nolan (Vice-Chair of the Law Board, Faculty of Law, Oxford University; Law Fellow at Worcester College)
- Sandra Meredith (Teaching & Learning Officer, Faculty of Law, Oxford University)
* Advisory Board Members
- Ruth Bird (Bodleian Law Librarian)
- Naomi Chapman (Lexis Text Resources Manager)
- Dr Peter Clinch (Senior Subject Librarian for Law, Law Library, Cardiff University)
- Professor Timothy Endicott (Dean of the Law Faculty)
- Richard Hart (Managing Director, Hart Publishing)
- Barbara Lauriat (immediate past editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property law)
- John Louth, (Senior Editor, Academic and Scholarly Law, Oxford University Press)
- Tracey Varnava (Associate Director, UK Centre for Legal Education)