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EC115 Legal Environment of Business: Legal Abbreviations

Guide to aid with the U.S. legal system and courts along with the role of law in business and personal decision-making.

Common Abbreviations

Common Legal Abbreviations: Case Reporters & Codes

Abbreviation

 Source  (Reporters = Cases; Code = Statutes)

 

F., F.2d, F.3d
F.Supp., F.Supp.2d
Fed. Reg. (or FR)
N.E., N.E.2d
C.F.R. 
C.R.S.
S.Ct.
Stat.
U.S.
U.S.C.
U.S.C.A

Federal Reporter (1st, 2nd, 3rd series)
Federal Supplement (1st & 2nd series)
Federal Register
North Eastern Reporter (1st and 2nd series)
Code of Federal Regulations
Colorado Revised Statutes
Supreme Court Reporter
United States Statutes at Large
United States Reports (official reporter for US Supreme Ct.)
United States Code
United States Code Annotated

Journal Abbreviations

Common Legal Abbreviations for Law Journals

L.
J.
Rev.

 

Law
Journal
Review

 

Ohio St. L. J.
Harv. L. Rev.
J. Fam. L.

 

Ohio State Law Journal
Harvard Law Review
Journal of Family Law

Reference source

Regional Reporters

Atlantic Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
North Eastern Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio
North Western Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Pacific Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
South Eastern Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
South Western Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee
Southern Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi