The Oxford Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities latest edition

By | 23 November 2010

The editors, Sandra Meredith and Donal Nolan, have made this announcement:

“The fourth edition of OSCOLA is now available at The fourth edition provides more detailed coverage of domestic legal sources; in particular, the treatment of Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish sources has been considerably expanded. Other changes include a new section on bibliographies, expanded coverage of legal historical sources, a guide to neutral citations, and a quick reference guide.  This edition of OSCOLA does not cover international law sources (apart from EU legal sources and the European Court of Human Rights), but the section on international law sources in the previous (2006) edition is available from the OSCOLA web page.

Updated versions of the OSCOLA Endnote styles are available from Oxford Law Faculty members or research students who need help with adapting their own version of Endnote for OSCOLA, or who would like to attend a class on using Endnote with OSCOLA, should reply to this email (

Our intention is to publish a revised fourth edition of OSCOLA sometime next year, following feedback from users, and at that point we hope that a print version will also be made generally available. … .

We would very much welcome feedback on any aspect of the fourth edition.  Feedback should be sent to”

OSCOLA available to download from here

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