Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015     Views: 45

To cite a court case in APA style, you can use the APA Style official website

From this website, the three basic elements for an APA Style reference for most court decisions are:

1. Name of the case: Name v. Name

2. Source reporting the decision: Volume Source Page

3. Court and date of the decision: (Court Date)

To find more information on citing court cases, view the APA Style blog (see the 'cite a court case section').


To cite a court case in MLA style, the reference in the works cited list should follow the below format:

[Plaintiff] v. [Defendant]. [U.S. Reports Citation]. [Original Page Numbers, if Available]. [Name of the Court]. [Year of the Decision]. [Reprint Information]. Print.


Additional information on citations are available at the library's 'Writing and Citing LibGuide' (access via the library on Blackboard, use the 'Research/Explore' link and choose 'LibGuides' from the menu).




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