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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

William J. Rich, Modern Constitutional Law (3d ed., 2017-date). Westlaw.  Online CWRU Law Users Only. (3 volumes).

Jennifer Friesen, State Constitutional Law: Litigating Individual Rights, Claims, and Defenses (4th ed., 2006-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4750.Z95 F75 2006. (2 volumes).

Ronald D. Rotunda & John E. Nowak, Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (5th ed., 2012-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4550.R63 2012.  Westlaw.  ProView.  Online CWRU Law Users Only. (6 volumes).

David S. Rudstein, C. Peter Erlinder & David C. Thomas. Criminal Constitutional Law (2015 - date). Lexis Advance. Online CWRU Law Users Only. (3 volumes).


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

John Attanasio & Joel K. Goldstein, Understanding Constitutional Law (4th ed., 2012).  Print: Law Library KF4550 .Z9R43 2012.  eBook: LexisNexis Digital Library  (Online Case Law Users Only).

Ralph C. Chandler, Richard A. Enslen & Peter G. Renstrom, Constitutional Law Deskbook (1987- date, (2017 update)).   Westlaw.   Online Case Law Users Only.

Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (4th ed., 2011). Print: Law Library KF4550 .C427 2011. eBook: Wolter Kluwer Study Aids. Online Case Law Users Only.

Louis Fisher & David Gray Adler, American Constitutional Law (7th ed., 2007). Print: Law Library KF4549.F5743 2003.

Albert P. Melone & Marc C. Pufong, Researching Constitutional Law (4th ed., 2013). Print: Law Library Reserve KF241 .C66 M455 2013.

John E. Nowak & Ronald D. Rotunda, Constitutional Law (7th ed., 2004). Print: Law Library KF4550.N6 2004.

John E. Nowak & Ronald D. Rotunda, Principles of Constitutional Law (5th ed., 2016).  eBook: West Academic Study Aids. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Laurence H. Tribe, American Constitutional Law (3d ed., 2000). Print: Law Library KF4550.T785 2000.

Mark Tushnet, The Constitution of the United States: A Contextual Analysis (2009). Print: Law Library KF4550 .T86 2009.

John R. Vile, A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments (3d ed., 2001). Print: Law Library KF 4550 .V55 2001.

Adrian Vermeule, The System of the Constitution (2011). Print: Law Library KF4550 .V47 2011.


Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

The United States Law Week (USLW). (Frequency: Weekly). Print: K25.N5. Bloomberg BNA.