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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.

Steven Alan Childress & Martha S. Davis, Federal Standards of Review (4th ed., 2010-date). Online:  Lexis.  (3 volumes).

 Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure (3d ed., 2010-date). Online: Westlaw. (3 volumes).

Federal Procedure, Lawyers Edition (1981-date). Online: Westlaw.  (76 volumes). Print: Law Reserve KF8835.F4 (last updated 2020).

Steven S. Gensler, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rules and Commentary (2018).  Online:  Westlaw. (2 volumes).

James William Moore et al., Moore's Federal Practice - Civil (3d ed., 2013-date).  Print: Law Reserve KF8820.A313M63 1997.  Online:  Lexis. (44 volumes)

William B. Rubenstein, Alba Conte, & Herbert B. Newberg. Newberg on Class Actions (5th ed., 2011-date).  Online:  Westlaw. (5 volumes). Print: Law Library Stacks KF8896.N4 2011 (last updated 2015)

Charles Alan Wright & Arthur Raphael Miller, Federal Practice & Procedure (Rev ed., 1971-date). Online:  Westlaw.  (55 volumes). Print: Law Reserve KF9619.W7 1982 (last updated 2020).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Edward Brunet, John T. Parry & Martin H. Redish, Summary Judgment: Federal Law and Practice (2015-date).  Print: Law Library Stacks KF8999 .S86.  Online:  Westlaw.   

Kevin M. Clermont, Principles of Civil Procedure (6th ed., 2021).  Ebook:  West Academic Study Aids.   

James W. Glannon, Examples and Explanations for Civil Procedure (8th ed., 2018).  Ebook: Wolters Kluwer Study Aids.   

Gregory P. Joseph, Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse (5th ed., 2018).  Online: Lexis.   

Mary Kay Kane, Civil Procedure in a Nutshell (8th ed., 2018).  Ebook: West Academic Study Aids.   

Eric J. Magnuson &  David F. Herr, Federal Appeals: Jurisdiction and Practice (3d ed., 2015-date).   Online: Westlaw.   

Stephen M. Shapiro et al., Supreme Court Practice: For Practice in the Supreme Court of the United States (10th ed., 2013). Online: Bloomberg Law. Print: Law Reserve KF9057 .S8 2013

Gene R. Shreve, Peter Raven-Hansen and Charles Geyh, Understanding Civil Procedure (6th ed., 2018).  Ebook: LexisNexis Study Aids.

Charles Alan Wright & Mary Kay Kane, Law of Federal Courts (8th ed., 2017). Print: Law Reserve KF8840.W7 2017.  Ebook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

ABA Civil Procedure. ABA Law

Lexis Law 360 Legal News: Civil Procedure (Frequency: Daily (weekdays). OnlineLexis.  

United States Law Week (USLW) (Frequency: Weekly (48 issues per year)). Online: Bloomberg Law