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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

American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Second Contracts (1981-date). Print: KF395.A2C67 1981.  HeinOnline. Lexis Advance. (CWRU Law Users Only).   Westlaw.  (CWRU Law Users Only).

Arthur L. Corbin, Corbin on Contracts: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Working Rules of Contract Law (Rev. ed., 1993-date). Print: KF801.C67. Lexis Advance.   (CWRU Law Users Only).  (15 volumes).

E. Allan Farnsworth, Farnsworth on Contracts (3d ed., 2004-date). Print: KF801.F367 2004. (3 volumes).

Richard A. Lord & Samuel Williston, A Treatise on the Law of Contracts (4th ed., 1990-date). Print: KF 801.W55 1990. Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only).  (5 volumes).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

John D. Calamari & Joseph M. Perillo, Calamari and Perillo on Contracts (6th ed., 2009). Print: KF 801 .C26 2009.

Robert A. Hillman, Principles of Contract Law (3d ed., 2013).  West Academic Study Aids  (eBook). (CWRU Law Users Only).

Jeffrey T. Ferriell, Understanding Contracts (3d ed., 2014). LexisNexis Digital Library (eBook). (Case Law Users Only).

John E. Murray, Jr., Corbin on Contracts - Desk Edition (2009). Lexis Advance. (CWRU Law Users Only).

Claude Rohrer, et al., Contracts in a Nutshell  (8th ed., 2016). West Academic Study Aids (eBook). (CWRU Law Users Only).

Tina L. Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (2d ed., 2014). Print: KF807 .S73 2014.