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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

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

nly.Dan  B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden & Ellen M. Bublick, The Law of Torts (2d ed., 2011).  Online:  Westlaw.  (4 volumes).

Louis R. Frumer & Melvin I. Friedman, Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages (2013-date). Online:  Lexis.  (2 volumes).

Marilyn Minzer et al., Damages in Tort Actions (1982-date).  Online: Lexis.  (11 volumes).

Fowler V. Harper, Fleming James, Jr., & Oscar S. Gray, Harper, James, & Gray on Torts (3d ed., 2006-date). Print:  Law Library Stacks KF1250.H37 2006.  (6 volumes).

Barry A. Lindahl, Modern Tort Law: Liability and Litigation (2d ed., 1990-date).  Online:  Westlaw. (5 volumes).

Robert D. Sack, Sack on Defamation: Libel, Slander and Related Problems (3d ed., 1999-date).  Online:  Bloomberg Law. (2 volumes).  

Rodney A. Smolla, Law of Defamation (2d ed., 1999-date). Online:  Westlaw.  (2 volumes). 

Stuart M. Speiser, Charles F. Krause & Alfred W. Gans, The American Law of Torts (1983-date). Print: KF1250.S568 1983. (Update online; Print last updated 2015). Online:  Westlaw.  (12 volumes).

Jacob A. Stein, Stein on Personal Injury Damages (3d ed., 1997-date).  Online:  Westlaw.  (5 volumes).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only..

John L. Diamond, Lawrence C. Levine & Anita Bernstein, Understanding Torts (6th ed., 2018).  Ebook:  LexisNexis Study Aids.  

Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden & Ellen M. Bubuck,  Law of Torts (2d ed., 2016).  Print:  Law Reserve KF1250.D62 2016.  Ebook: West Academic Study Aids.  

Edward J. Kionka, Torts in a Nutshell (6th ed., 2015).  Ebook:  West Academic Study Aids.   

Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts (W. Page Keeton ed., 5th ed., 1984).  Print: Law Reserve KF1250.P73 1984.

Marshall S. Shapo, Principles of Tort Law (4th ed., 2016).  Ebook: West Academic Study Aids.