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Legal Abbreviations: Common Abbreviations

Common abbreviation may not be Bluebook abbreviation

Common legal abbreviations are listed on this page.  For proper citation in scholarly works please consult ALWD or The Bluebook Uniform System of Citation.

Courts and Case Reporters

Abbreviation Title
A, A2d Atlantic Reporter
Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr.2d, Cal. Rptr.3d California Reporter
F.Supp., F.Supp. 2d

Federal Supplement

F.2d, F.3d Federal Reporter
L.Ed Lawyer's Edition
Mo. Missouri Supreme Court
Mo. App. Missouri Appellate Courts
N.E., N.E.2d North Eastern Reporter
N.W., N.W.2d North Western Reporter
N.Y.S., N.Y.S.2d New York Supplement
P., P.2d, P.3d Pacific Reporter
S.Ct. U.S. Supreme Court
S.E., S.E.2d South Eastern Reporter
S.W., S.W.2d, S.W.3d South Western Reporter
So., So.2d, So.3d (or S.) Southern Reporter
U.S. U.S. Supreme Court


Statutes and Regulations

Abbreviation Title
C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations
C.S.R. Code of State Regulations
Fed. Reg. Federal Register
Mo. Reg. Missouri Register
P.L. Public Law
Stat. Statutes at Large
L. or Laws Laws of Missouri
U.S.C. U.S. Code (unannotated)
U.S.C.A. U.S. Code Annotated
U.S.C.C.A.N U.S. Code Congressional & Administrative News
R.S.Mo. Revised Statutes of Missouri
V.A.M.S. Vernon's Annotated Missouri Statutes

Secondary Sources

Abbreviation Title
A.L.R., A.L.R. 2d, A.L.R. 3d, A.L.R. 4th, A.L.R. 5th, A.L.R. 6th, A.L.R. Fed. American Law Reports
Am. Jur., and Am. Jur. 2d American Jurisprudence
C.J.S. Corpus Juris Secundum