Duhaime's Legal Citations

OSJCL - Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

Related Citation: Ohio, Ohio App., Ohio St., Ohio St. L.J., Ohio Unrep. Cas.


Sometimes, still refererred to by reference to an archaic Bluebook-style legal citation as follows:

  • Ohio St. J. Crim. L.

The publisher of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University takes the public position that the preferred legal citation is the public domain style OSJCL.

To wit, the statement of scope, circa November 2013:

"The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (OSJCL) is a peer-evaluated, faculty-student cooperative venture published by the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. Published semi-annually, it is a forum for important scholarship written by academics and professionals in the criminal justice field.

"The Journal‘s purpose is to provide useful, interesting, and provocative commentary on critical issues of interest to the national, and even international, criminal justice community. Each issue includes solicited scholarly articles, in a symposium format with a Guest Editor, written by experts on the subject. Past topics have included policing corporate conduct, capital juries, and the criminal justice system post-September 11th. Each issue contains a Commentary section with briefer essays."

There is an excellent full archive available on-site at http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/students/groups/osjcl/issues-and-articles/issues-and-articles-archive/, at least, as of November 23, 2013.

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