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Common Legal Abbreviations

Prepared by Diane Murley, SIU Law Library, Fall 2005

For other abbreviations, see the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.

Abbreviation Title Contents
A., A.2d Atlantic Reporter, 1st and 2nd series cases from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
A.L.R., A.L.R.2d, A.L.R.3d, A.L.R.4th, A.L.R.5th, A.L.R. Fed. American Law Reports, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Federal series cases from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Am. Jur. 2d American Jurisprudence, Second encyclopedia
B.R. United States Bankruptcy Reporter United States Bankruptcy Courts cases
C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations federal regulations arranged by subject
Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr. 2d California Reporter, 1st and 2nd series cases from California Supreme Court; California Court of Appeal; and California Superior Court, Appellate Dept.
C.J.S. Corpus Juris Secundum encyclopedia
Ct. Int'l Trade or Ct. Intl. Trade Court of International Trade Reports cases from the United States Court of International Trade
F., F.2d, F.3d Federal Reporter, 1st, 2d, and 3d series cases from all United States Courts of Appeals
F. App'x Federal Appendix (Bluebook citations) "unpublished" cases from all United States Courts of Appeals
F. Supp., F. Supp. 2d Federal Supplement, 1st and 2d series cases from all United States District Courts
F.R.D. Federal Rules Decisions rulings involving procedural rules, from all United States District Courts
Fed. Appx. Federal Appendix (ALWD Manual citations) "unpublished" cases from all United States Courts of Appeals
Fed. Cl. Federal Claims Reporter cases from the United States Court of Federal Claims
Fed. R. Civ. P. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure court rules
Fed. R. Crim. P. Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure court rules
Fed. R. Evid. Federal Rules of Evidence court rules
Fed. Reg. Federal Register federal regulations by date
ILCS Illinois Compiled Statutes Illinois statutes arranged by subject
Ill., Ill. 2d Illinois Reports, 1st and 2d series Illinois Supreme Court cases
Ill. Admin. Code Illinois Administrative Code Illinois regulations arranged by subject
Ill. App., Ill. App. 2d, Ill. App. 3d Illinois Appellate Court Reports, 1st, 2d, and 3d series Illinois Appellate Court cases
Ill. Cl. Illinois Court of Claims Reports Illinois Court of Claims cases
Ill. Comp. Stat. Illinois Compiled Statutes Illinois statutes arranged by subject
Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Illinois statutes arranged by subject
Ill. Dec. West's Illinois Decisions cases from Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court
Ill. Laws Laws of Illinois Illinois statutes by date
Ill. Reg. Illinois Register Illinois regulations by date
Ill. Rev. Stat. Illinois Revised Statutes Illinois statutes arranged by subject (previous code)
L. Ed., L. Ed. 2d United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition, 1st and 2d series United States Supreme Court cases
M.J. West's Military Justice Reporter cases from the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Military Service Courts of Criminal Appeals
N.E., N.E.2d North Eastern Reporter, 1st and 2d series cases from Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio
N.W., N.W.2d North Western Reporter, 1st and 2d series cases from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
N.Y.S., N.Y.S.2d New York Supplement, 1st and 2d series cases from New York Court of Appeals and New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
P., P.2d Pacific Reporter, 1st and 2d series cases from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
S., S.2d Southern Reporter, 1st and 2d series (ALWD Manual citations) cases from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
S. Ct. Supreme Court Reporter United States Supreme Court cases
S.E., S.E.2d South Eastern Reporter, 1st and 2d series cases from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
S.W., S.W.2d, S.W.3d South Western Reporter, 1st, 2nd, and 3d series cases from Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas
So., So.2d Southern Reporter, 1st and 2d series (Bluebook citations) cases from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
Stat. United States Statutes at Large federal statutes arranged by date
T.C. United States Tax Court Reports cases from United States Tax Court
U.S. United States Reports United States Supreme Court cases
U.S.C. United States Code federal statutes arranged by subject
U.S.C.A. United States Code Annotated federal statutes arranged by subject
U.S.C.S. United States Code Service federal statutes arranged by subject
Vet. App. West's Veterans Appeals Reporter cases from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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