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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

Ivan E. Bodensteiner & Rosalie Berger Levinson, State and Local Government Civil Rights Liability (1987-date). Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only).  (5 volumes).

Joseph G. Cook & John L. Sobieski, Civil Rights Actions (1983-date). Lexis Advance. (CWRU Law Users Only).  (7 volumes).

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

Michael B. Mushlin, Rights of Prisoners (4th ed., 2002-date). Print: KF9731.G6 2009. Westlaw . (CWRU Law Users Only). (4 volumes).

Sheldon H. Nahmod, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (4th ed., 1997-date). Print: KF1325.C58N342. Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only). (2 volumes).

Sexual Orientation and the Law (Roberta Achtenberg ed., 1985-date). Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only).  (2 volumes).

Isidore Silver, Police Civil Liability (1996-date). Lexis Advance. (CWRU Law Users Only). (2 volumes).

Rodney Smolla, Federal Civil Rights Acts (3d ed., 1994-date). Print: KF4749.A745 1994. Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only). (2 volumes).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Michael Avery, David Rudovsky, and Karen M. Blum, Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation (2013 annual ed.). Westlaw.  (CWRU Law Users Only).

William C.Canby Jr,, American Indian Law in a Nutshell (6th ed., 2015). West Academic Study Aids (eBook). (CWRU Law Users Only).

Michael Collins, Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell (5th ed., 2015). West Academic Study Aids (eBook). (CWRU Law Users Only).

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

Martin A. Schwartz, Section 1983 Litigation (3d ed., 2014). Federal Judicial Center.

Robert G. Schwemm, Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation (1990-date). Westlaw.  (CWRU Law Users Only).

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Disabilities Newsletter. (Frequency: Monthly). Bloomberg BNA. (CWRU Law Users Only). Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Users Only).

Employment Discrimination Report. (Frequency: Weekly). Bloomberg BNA. (CWRU Law Users Only). Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Users Only).

United States Law Week (USLW). (Frequency: Weekly). Bloomberg BNA. (CWRU Law Users Only). Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Users Only).