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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been 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