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Louisiana Law and Related Materials: Cases and Court Materials

A guide for finding Louisiana law and related materials, with preference given for Bluebook citation standards.

Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC)

  1. Preferred Reporters (in order of Bluebook preference):
    1. Southern Reporter (So., So. 2d, So. 3d) (1886-present)
      1. KFL 47. A34
    2. Louisiana Reports (La.) (1901-1972)
      1. KFL 45.A2a (microfiche)
      2. HeinOnline (1901-1922)
    3. Louisiana Annual Reports (La. Ann.) (1846-1900)
      1. KFL 45.A2
      2. HeinOnline
    4. Robinson (Rob.) (1841-1846)
      1. KFL 45.A19 1841a (microfiche)
      2. HeinOnline
    5. Louisiana Reports (La.) (1830-1841)
      1. KFL 45.A212
      2. HeinOnline
    6. Martin (Louisiana Term Reports) [Mart. (o.s.), Mart. (n.s.)] (1809-1830)
      1. KFL 45.A4 M4a (microfiche)
      2. HeinOnline
  2. The LASC website provides a search engine: http://search.lasc.org/advanced_search.htm. You can search for opinions and news releases, Rules, Dockets, and the entire website.
  3. Westlaw
  4. Lexis
  5. Fastcase

Louisiana Courts of Appeal

  1. Preferred Reporters (in order of Bluebook preference):
    1. Southern Reporter (So., So. 2d, So. 3d) (1886-present)
      1. KFL 47. A34
    2. Louisiana Court of Appeals Reports (La. App.) (1924-1932)
      1. KFL 48.A19
    3. Peltier’s Decisions, Parish at Orleans (Pelt.) (1917-1924)
      1. KFL 49.O73
    4. Teissier, Orleans Court of Appeals (Teiss.) (1903-1917)
      1. KFL 49.O74
      2. HeinOnline
    5. Gunby’s Reports (Gunby) (1885)
      1. KFL 48.A19 1937 (archives)
      2. KFL 48.A19 1885 (microfiche)
      3. HeinOnline
    6. McGloin (McGl.) (1881-1884)
      1. KFL 48.A19 1881 (microfiche)
      2. HeinOnline
  2. First Circuit: http://www.la-fcca.org/index.php/decisions
  3. Second Circuit: http://www.la2nd.org/document?c=1
  4. Third Circuit: http://www.la3circuit.org/opinions.aspx
  5. Fourth Circuit: http://www.la4th.org/Opinions.aspx
  6. Fifth Circuit: http://www.fifthcircuit.org/searchopinions.aspx
  7. Westlaw (From 1881)
  8. Lexis (From 1881)
  9. Fastcase

Court Rules

Rules past and present from various courts can be found on the shelves at KFL 30.5 .W4 A7.