About Us


Located in the coastal city of Portland, Maine, the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal is dedicated to facilitating discourse on legal issues related to domestic and international use of the sea and seashores. It is published by second and third year students at the University of Maine School of Law in two issues per year. These volumes include articles by practitioners and scholars, as well as comments and case notes written by students addressing issues of marine resource regulation, coastal zone management, marine environmental protection, and other topics of importance in the field of ocean and coastal law.

Beginning in Fall 2015, the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal’s past, current and future publications will be available entirely online. Additionally, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal will be hosting a blog. This blog will regularly publish short articles written by practitioners, professors, Oceans law experts, Journal advisors, and Journal editors, covering major recent developments in the field and current Ocean & Coastal Law topics.

OCLJ provides two years of research, writing, and editing experience to its student editors, who are required to produce a comment of publishable quality on an ocean or coastal issue. In addition to fulfilling their writing requirement, student editors become familiar with current issues in the field of ocean and coastal law while carefully editing works accepted for publication.


Contact OCLJ

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By Phone
(207) 780-4474
By Mail
Ocean and Coastal Law Journal
Center for Oceans and Coastal Law
University of Maine School of Law
246 Deering Ave.
Portland, ME 04102