Answered By: Claire Mazer
Last Updated: 03 May, 2022     Views: 10

Example: Robert L Ostergard Jr, 'Intellectual Property: A Universal Human Right?' (1999) 21 Hum Rts Q 156

In this example, we see the author's name is Robert L Ostergard Jr. 

Robert is the author's first name, L is the initial of his middle name, Ostergard is the surname / family name. Jr is short for Junior, this assumes that he has a senior relative with the same name. OSCOLA does not use postnominals or honorifics (i.e. Jr, QC, the Honourable).

The footnote would present his name as  Robert L Ostergard. Note the Jr has been removed. Robert L Ostergard, 'Intellectual Property: A Universal Human Right?' (1999) 21 Hum Rts Q 156

In the bibliography the first and surname are inverted and the first name is contracted to just the initial, so appears as follows with the comma after the initials: Ostergard RL, The full citation in the bibliogrpahy is: Ostergard RL, 'Intellectual Property: A Universal Human Right?' (1999) 21 Hum Rts Q 156