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Language of the Law

Understanding legal terminology and abbreviations:

Frequently used legal abbreviations

Legal terms and definitions from the Oregon Judicial Department

Nolo's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definition

Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations


Understanding legal citations:

Introduction to Basic Citations from Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute

Sample Legal Citations from the Univeristy of Chicago's D’Angelo Law Library

Willamette University Law Library's research guide on citations

Zimmerman's Research Guide on Citations

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation