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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Parts of a Legal Citation

Sample Citation:

Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill
    , 437 U.S. 153, 98 S. Ct. 2279, 57 L.Ed.2d 117 (1978).


Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill
      = Name of the case

      437 U.S. 153 = volume 437, United States Reports, page 153

      98 S. Ct. 2279 = volume 98, Supreme Court Reporter, page 2279

      57 L. Ed.2d 117= volume 57, Lawyer's Edition 2d series, page 117

    (1978) = Date of the court decision

All legal citations are basically the same. That is, the first number always tells you which volume to go to; the abbreviation tells you which set of books to consult; and the second number tells you where in the volume to look. Depending on the set of books, you may consult a title and part (e.g., CFR) or a chapter and section (e.g., KRS). Once the set is found, one can tell from the spine labeling how it is organized. You may come across this symbol: § This means "section." §§ means "sections."

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 Last Modified 9/24/14