Frequently Used Case Reporter Abbreviations

These are some commonly used abbreviations and the full names of the reporters. Please consult the Frequently Requested Materials or the BU Libraries Catalog for the location of these items in the Pappas Law Library.

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State Case Law - State Reporters
Ala., Ariz., Ark., Cal., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Haw., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Me., Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.M., N.Y., N.C., N.D., Ohio, Okla., Or., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.

The abbreviation of the state alone designates the cases of the court of last resort.

The state abbreviation plus App. usually designates the intermediate appellate court.

Alaska does NOT have a state reporter. See Pacific Reporter for Alaska cases.

D.C. court of appeals cases appear in the Atlantic Reporter.


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State Case Law - Regional Reporters
A., A.2d

Atlantic Reporter

(covers cases from CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, NH, NJ, PA , RI, VT)

N.E., N.E.2d

North Eastern Reporter

(covers cases from IL, IN, MA, NY, OH)

N.W., N.W.2d

North Western Reporter

(covers cases from IA, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI)

P., P.2d, P.3d

Pacific Reporter

(covers cases from AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID , KS, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY)

S.E., S.E.2d

South Eastern Reporter

(covers cases from GA, NC, SC, VA, WV)

So., So. 2d, So. 3d

Southern Reporter

(AL, FL, LA, MS)

S.W., S.W.2d, S.W.3d

South Western Reporter

(covers cases from AR, KY, MO, TN, TX)


State case law * State case law - regional reporters * Federal Case Law

Federal Case Law
U.S. United States Reports
S. Ct. United States Supreme Court Reporter
L. Ed., L. Ed. 2d United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition
F., F.2d., F.3d Federal Reporter
F. App'x Federal Appendix
F. Supp, F. Supp. 2d Federal Supplement
F.R.D. Federal Rules Decisions

 

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