Skip to main content

Major Treatises by Topic

This guide lists major legal treatises, handbooks, hornbooks and guides by topic. It also lists important current awareness and reporting services for each topic.

Multi-Volume Treatises

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Ivan E. Bodensteiner & Rosalie Berger Levinson, State and Local Government Civil Rights Liability (2018-date).  Online: Westlaw.  (5 volumes).

Joseph G. Cook & John L. Sobieski, Civil Rights Actions (2013-date).  Online: Lexis.  (7 volumes).

Joseph G. Cook, Constitutional Rights of the Accused (3d ed., 2018-date). Print: Law Library KF9625.C66 1996.  Online: Westlaw. (4 volumes).

Michael B. Mushlin, Rights of Prisoners (5th ed., 2017-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF9731.G6 2017.  Online: Westlaw. (4 volumes).

Sheldon H. Nahmod, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (4th ed.,2018-date).  Print: Law Library Stacks KF1325.C58N342.  Online: Westlaw.  (3 volumes).

Karen Moulding, Sexual Orientation and the Law (2018-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4754.5.S49.  Online: Westlaw.  (2 volumes).

Isidore Silver, Police Civil Liability (Rev. ed., 2018-date). Online: Lexis.  (2 volumes).

Rodney A. Smolla, Federal Civil Rights Acts (4th ed., 2018-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4749.A745.  Online: Westlaw.  (2 volumes).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to  Case  Law Users Only.

Michael Avery et al., Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation (2018 annual ed.).   Online: Westlaw.  

William C.Canby Jr,, American Indian Law in a Nutshell (6th ed., 2015). Ebook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Michael Collins, Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell (5th ed., 2015). Ebook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Harold S. Lewis & Elizabeth J. Norman, Civil Rights Law and Practice (2d ed., 2004). Print:  Law Reserve KF4749.L495 2004.

Martin A. Schwartz, Section 1983 Litigation (3d ed., 2014). Online: Westlaw. 

Robert G. Schwemm, Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation (2018 - date).  Online: Westlaw.  

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to  Case  Law Users Only.

Employment Law News. (Frequency: Weekly).  Online:  Bloomberg Law.  

United States Law Week (USLW). (Frequency: Weekly).  Online:  Bloomberg Law.