Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015 Views: 20
If you have a case citation, which is a number followed by an abbreviation and another number, that is the easiest way to find a court case. Otherwise, you will have to locate by party name.
If affiliated with Virginia Tech, you can search LexisNexis Academic to find cases. Once connected, you see a Look up a Legal Case section on the main page. Here you can type in a legal citation (e.g., 163 U.S. 537) or parties (e.g., Plessy v. Ferguson)
If unaffiliated, try the Cases & Codes section of FindLaw. There you will find links to federal and state cases.
The Virginia Tech Libraries has print copies of many federal and Virginia court cases.
- Supreme Court cases: KF101A15x
- Courts of Appeal cases: KF101 F42x (West's Federal Reporter)
- District Court cases: KF101 F47x (West's Fedeal Supplement)
- Virginia Supreme Court cases: KF2445 A15x
- Virginia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases: KF135 S6x (West's South Eastern Reporter)