Answered By: Claire DeMarco Last Updated: Mar 06, 2017 Views: 256
Case citations follow a standard form:
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803)
To decipher a reporter abbreviation, try the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Finding an opinion when you have a citation:
Harvard University affiliates can find case decisions in LexisNexis Academic or can come to the Law Library to use the Westlaw terminal.
Always remember to check the validity of your case before relying on it as legal authority.
Here are some other helpful resources on finding case law and court documents: