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Econ 371: Law & Economics

Research Guide for Econ 371 Law and Economics

Diagram of citation for a legal case. The order is names of the parties to the case, report volume, reporter name, first page of the case (name of court, year of decision).

Citing Online Sources

Many of the legal and news sources you use in the course are online.  If you find your cases via Westlaw, NexisUni or HeinOnline, you do not have to add an url in your citation. Westlaw, in particular, does not have a permalink. 


See 10.8.1 in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Your citations for these sources should include the following elements:


News articles: Author, if any (year). Title. Source title, date if needed, page number. URL

  • Paul D.  Kamenar (1994). Property owners get a tool. Legal Times, 25 July, S41.  

Court case available on electronic media: Case name, case citation (year). 

  • Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994).