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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.

Robert Force & Martin J. Norris, The Law of Maritime Personal Injuries  (5th ed., 2009-date).  Online: Westlaw.  (2 volumes).  

Robert Force & Martin Norris, The Law of Seamen (5th ed., 2003-date).  Online:  Westlaw. (3 volumes).  

Elijah E. Jhirad et al., Benedict on Admiralty (7th ed., 1958-date). Online: Lexis.  (31 volumes).  

Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Admiralty and Maritime Law (5th ed., 2011-date). Online:  Westlaw.  (2 volumes). 


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Frank L. Maraist & Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., Admiralty in a Nutshell (7th ed., 2017).  Ebook:  West Academic Study Aids.   (6th ed., 2010 available in print: Law Library Reserve KF1105 .M34 2010.)

Thomas J. Schoenbaum & Jessica McClellan, Schoenbaum​'s Admiralty and Maritime Law (6th ed., 2014).  Print: Law Library Stacks KF1104.S36 2012.