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Deciphering Legal Abbreviations

A legal citation is a reference to a specific legal resource such as a statute, legal case, or law journal article.  A citation typically includes the volume number, name of resource, and a page or section number.  See examples below.

Case law

Citation: Kriescher v. Fox Hills Golf Resort   384 F.3d 912

Translation: Case name Kriescher v. Fox Hills Golf Resort, found in volume 384 of the Federal Reporter, 3rd series, starting on page 912

Statutory law

Citation: 42 U.S.C. §  2000b

Translation: Title (volume) 42 of the United States Code section 2000b

Law Review article

Citation: 12 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 347
Translation: Volume 42 of the Marquette Sports Law Review, starting on page 347.

From Bowling Green Legal Resources LibGuide.

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