Law library law databases contact us search catalog how do i law library guides bluebook quick reference. These tables give the various abbreviations for the u. Words in case names basic legal citation cornell university. Set out below is a table of words and their abbreviations with links to examples. In the bluebook, all abbreviations are listed in the tables, which begin on. Tables of federal supreme court, united states court of appeals and united states district court abbreviations. Such citations and abbreviations are found in court decisions, statutes, regulations, journal articles, books, and other documents. A b c d e f gh i jk l m n o p qr s t u vwxyz show all.
What should you abbreviate when citing a case common acronyms i. Bluebook rule 10 covers how cases should be cited in legal documents. The following information regarding the bluebook citation format is an adapted version of the style and formatting guidelines found in the bluebook, 20th ed. Abbreviations for court names that you would use in the event a court abbreviation is not provided in table 1. Cases how to cite university of akron school of law. Citing cases bluebook rules dulaneybrowne library at. It is a composite of those contained in the bluebook and the alwd guide to legal citation. B here refers to the rules from the bluepages at the beginning of the bluebook. Abbreviations may also be found for common words or legal phrases. Toggle navigation introduction to basic legal citation. A uniform system of citation washington connie krontz seattle university school of law joan foley touro law center.272 569 349 474 919 966 812 1264 817 836 1230 1173 187 1094 1307 926 1481 133 290 1157 539 1124 1406 640 1220 55 1448 338 1322 706 340 857 365 517 1383 1263 681 1018 1129 354