Books/Treatises

 

Secondary sources are works that are not the law but discuss or analyze legal doctrine. Treatises and law journal articles are secondary sources. Secondary sources are often the best place to begin legal research as they can help to clarify legal issues and lead to primary as well as other secondary materials.

The listing of treatises here is a starting point and not an exhaustive list. To see the Library's holding on a particular topic, you should conduct a search on MELcat. In general, treatises are shelved in the main stacks on the first floor of the library. Some are shelved in the IP collection on the third floor while others are on reserve. For the most part, this list was derived from Recommended law books edited by James A. McDermott (reference collection).

Famous treatises in the stacks or on reserve at the circulation desk:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Administrative law treatise by Kenneth Culp Davis, Richard J. Pierce, Jr. KF5402 .D32 1994

Administrative law & practice by Charles H. Koch, Jr. KF5407 .K63 1997

ADMIRALTY

Benedict on admiralty KF1104 .B46

The law of admiralty by Grant Gilmore and Charles L. Black, Jr. KF1112 .G5 1975  

AGENCY & PARTNERSHIP

Handbook of the law of agency, by Warren A. Seavey. KF1345.S42 H35 1964

The law of agency and partnership by Harold Reuschlein & William Gregory, KF1345 .R48 1990 (on Reserve)

ANTITRUST

Fundamentals of antitrust law by Phillip E. Areeda & Herbert Hovenkamp, KF1649.3 .A73 2004

Antitrust law by Richard A. Posner , KF1649 .P66 2001

ARBITRATION

Domke on commercial arbitration KF9085 .D61 2003-

Business arbitration--what you need to know by Robert Coulson. KF9085 .C65 1991

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITORS' RIGHTS

Collier on bankruptcy / Lawrence P. King, editor-in chief. KF1524 .C6 1996-

Bankruptcy law manual / Alan N. Resnick. KF1524 .W387 2002-

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Business Associations by Larry E. Ribstein, KF1355 .R5 2003

CIVIL PRACTICE & PROCEDURE

Moore's Federal Practice KF8840 .M6 1997-  

Federal practice and procedure. KF8840 .W69

Law of federal courts by Charles Alan Wright, Mary Kay Kane. KF8840 .W7 2002 (On Reserve)

COMMERCIAL LAW

Anderson on the Uniform Commercial Code, KF879.514 .A53

Uniform commercial code reporting service KF880.A2 A5

COMPUTER LAW

Computer law by David Bender, KF3024.C6 .B36 1978- (IP Stacks)

CCH Guide to Computer Law, KF390.5.C6 .G8 1989- (IP Stacks)

CONFLICT OF LAWS

Conflict of laws by Eugene F. Scoles KF411 .S28 2000

American conflicts law by Robert A. Leflar. KF411 .L4 1977

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

American constitutional law by Laurence H. Tribe. KF4550 .T785 2000

Constitutional Law by John Nowak & Ronald Rotunda KF4550 .R63 1986

Constitutional law principles and policies by Erwin Chemerinsky KF4550 .C427 2002

CONTRACTS

Corbin on Contracts  KF801 .C66 1993

A treatise on the law of contracts / by Samuel Williston. KF801 .W5 1990

Calamari and Perillo on contracts / Joseph M. Perillo. KF801 .C26 2003 (On Reserve)

COPYRIGHT

Nimmer on Copyright KF2991.5 .N5 1978 (IP Stacks)

Copyright principles, law, and practice by Paul Goldstein, KF2979 .G63 1989 (IP Stacks)

Latman's The copyright law / William F. Patry. KF2994 .L38 1986 (IP Stacks)

CORPORATIONS

Cox and Hazen on Corporations KF1414 .C69 2003

Fletcher Cyclopedia of the law of private corporations. KF1384 .F56

CRIMINAL LAW

Substantive Criminal Law by Wayne LaFave & Austin Scott KF9219 .L386 2003

Wharton’s criminal law by Charles E. Torcia KF9219 .W45 1993

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Criminal procedure by Wayne Lafave, et al. KF9619 .L34 1999

Wharton’s criminal procedure by Nancy Hollander, et al. KF9619 .W45 2002–

E-COMMERCE

The law of electronic commerce by Benjamin Wright & Jane Winn KF390.5.C6 .W75 2001 –

Federal telecommunications law by Peter Huber KF2765 .K45 1999

EDUCATION LAW

Education law by James A. Rapp KF4119.E275 1984 -

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Environmental law and policy by Peter S. Menell, Richard B. Stewart. KF3775.A7 M46 1994

Environmental law by William H. Rodgers, Jr. KF3775 .R63 1994

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning by A. James Casner & Jeffrey N. Pennell KF749 .C3 1995 –

Manning on Estate Planning KF749 .M36 1995 -

EVIDENCE

Wigmore on Evidence KF8935 .W54 1983

Weinstein’s Federal Evidence KF8935 .W4 1997 -

Federal rules of evidence manual by Stephen A. Saltzburg, Michael M. Martin, Daniel J. Capra. KF8935 .S2 2002

McCormick on Evidence KF8935 .M29 1999 (on Reserve)

FAMILY LAW

Family law and practice by Arnold H. Rutkin KF505 .F36 1985 –

The law of domestic relations in the United States by Homer Clark KF505 .C55 1987

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banking law and regulation by Michael P. Molloy KF974 .M34 1994 -

Michie on banks and banking KF974 .M5

HEALTH CARE LAW

Treatise on health care law KF3821 .T74 1991 -

Hospital law manual KF3825.A6 A85

IMMIGRATION LAW

Immigration and nationality law by Charles Gordon and Ellen Gittel Gordon. KF4819 .G67 1984

Immigration Law Service, 2d ed. by Anna Marie Gallagher, KF4815.I45 2004

INDIAN LAW

Handbook of federal Indian law by Felix S. Cohen KF8205 .A33 1982

American Indian law deskbook KF8205 .A76 2004

INSURANCE

Couch on insurance KF1159.5 .C65 1995-

Insurance law and practice, with forms by John Alan Appleman and Jean Appleman. KF1164 .A66

INTERNATIONAL LAW

International law by Barry Carter & Phillip Trimble KZ1242.5 .C37 1999

Principles of public international law by Ian Brownlie JX3225 .B78 1998

A modern introduction to international law / Michael Akehurst. JX1308 .A43 1984

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

The developing labor law by A Joseph Harper (ed.) KF3369 .D48

Employment discrimination law by Barbara Lindemann Schlei, Paul Grossman. KF3464 .S34 1983

Basic text on labor law : unionization, and collective bargaining / by Robert A. Gorman, Matthew W. Finkin KF3389 .G67 2004

Larson’s workers’ compensation law KF3615 .L3 1952 -

LAND USE

Anderson's American law of zoning KF5698 .A76 1996-

MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

The law of municipal corporations (McQuillin) KF5305 .M35 1971

NATURAL RESOURCES

Energy law by Donald N. Zillman and Laurence H. Lattman KF2120.A7 Z54

Public natural resources law by George Cameron Coggins KF3775 .A73 E54 PNR 1990 –

Hemingway’s oil and gas law KF1849.H44 2004

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Nonprofit corporations, organizations & associations by Howard L. Oleck, Martha E. Stewart KF1388 .O44 1994-

The law of tax-exempt organizations by Bruce R. Hopkins KF6449 .H6 2003

PATENTS

Chisum on Patents KF3114 .C45 (IP Stacks)

Moy's Walker on patents KF3114 .W32 (IP Stacks)

Patent Office rules and practice KF3120 .H6 (IP Stacks)

Patent law fundamentals KF3114 .R65 1980- (IP Stacks)

World patent law and practice. Patent statutes, regulations, and treaties K1505.4 .W674 (IP Stacks)

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

Madden & Owens on products liability KF1296 .M32 2000

American law of products liability KF1296 .A97 1987

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

ABA/BNA lawyers' manual on professional conduct KF306.A6 A4 (Reference)

Legal ethics by Raymond L. Wise KF306 .W5 1970

The law of lawyering by Geoffrey C. Hazard & W. William Hodes KF306 .H33 2001 -

Legal malpractice by Ronald E. Mallen and Jeffrey M. Smith KF313 .M34 2000

PROPERTY

Powell on real property by Richard R. Powell and Patrick J. Rohan KF568 .P68

Contracts and conveyances or real property by Milton Friedman KF670 .F7 1998

The law of property by William B. Stoebuck & Dale A. Whitman KF570 .C86 2000

Anderson's American law of zoning KF5698 .A76 1996-

PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW

The regulation of public utilities : theory and practice / Charles F. Phillips, Jr. HD2766 .P55 1993

Principles of public utility rates HD2763 .B63 1988

REMEDIES

Law of remedies : damages, equity, restitution by Dan B. Dobbs. KF9010 .D6 1993 (On Reserve)

The law of restitution by George E. Palmer. KF839 .P34

SALES

Williston on Sales KF915 .W5 1994 -

SECURITIES REGULATION

The law of securities regulation by Thomas Hazen KF1439 .H39 2002

Fundamentals of securities regulation / Louis Loss, Joel Seligman KF1438 .L6 2004

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The law of municipal corporations KF5305 .M35 1971

Antieau's local government law KF5300.A6 A58 1955-

STATUTES MAKING & CONSTRUCTION

Statutes and statutory construction (Sutherland) by Norman J. Singer KF425 .S9 2000

Legislation and statutory interpretation by William N. Eskridge KF425 .E834 2000

TAXATION (FEDERAL)

The law of federal income taxation by Jacob Mertens KF 6300 .A6 M40

Tax management portfolios KF6289.A1 T39

Federal taxation of income, estates, and gifts by Boris Bittker & Lawrence Lokken KF6369 .B5 1999

Principles of federal income taxation by Daniel Q. Posin & Donald B. Tobiu KF6369 .P673 2003

Partnership taxation by Arthur B. Willis, John S. Pennell, Philip F. Postlewaite KF6452 .W55 1997-

Federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders by Boris Bittker & James Eustice, KF6464 .B5 2000-

TORTS 

The law of torts by Dan B. Dobbs KF1250 .D63 2000

The Law of torts by Fowler V. Harper, Fleming James, Jr., Oscar S. Gray KF1250 .H37 1986

Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts KF1250.P73 L39 1984

The American law of torts by Stuart M. Speiser KF1250 .S568 1983- 

TRADEMARKS & UNFAIR COMPETITION

McCarthy on Trademarks KF3180 .M33 1996-  (On Reserve)

Trademark protection and practice by Jerome Gilson KF3180 .G54 (IP Stacks)

The law of unfair competition trademarks and monopolies by Rudolf Callmann KF1609.C33 L4 (IP Stacks)

Trade secrets by Roger M. Milgrim KF3197.A6 M5 (IP Stacks)

WEALTH TRANSMISSION

Murphy’s will clauses KF755 .A65 M87 1960–

The law of trusts by Austin Wakeman Scott & William Franklin Fratcher KF730 .S37 1987 -

WILLS

Page on the law of wills: including probate, will contests, evidence, taxation, conflicts, estate planning, forms, and statutes relating to wills KF755 .P3

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Larson’s workers’ compensation law KF3615 .L3 1952 -