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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.

Ivan E. Bodensteiner & Rosalie Berger Levinson, State and Local Government Civil Rights Liability (2018-date).  Online: Westlaw.  (5 volumes).

Joseph G. Cook & John L. Sobieski, Civil Rights Actions (2013-date).  Online: Lexis.  (7 volumes).

Joseph G. Cook, Constitutional Rights of the Accused (3d ed., 2018-date). Online: Westlaw. (4 volumes). Print: Law Library KF9625.C66 1996 (last updated 2015).

Michael B. Mushlin, Rights of Prisoners (5th ed., 2017-date). Online: Westlaw. (4 volumes). Print: Law Library Stacks KF9731.G6 2017 (last updated 2020).

Sheldon H. Nahmod, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (4th ed.,2018-date). Online: Westlaw.  (3 volumes).  Print: Law Library Stacks KF1325.C58N342 (last updated 2019).

Karen Moulding, Sexual Orientation and the Law (2018-date). Online: Westlaw.  (2 volumes). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4754.5.S49 (last updated 2020). 

Isidore Silver, Police Civil Liability (Rev. ed., 2018-date). Online: Lexis.  (2 volumes).

Rodney A. Smolla, Federal Civil Rights Acts (4th ed., 2018-date). Online: Westlaw.  (2 volumes).

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Michael Avery et al., Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation (2018 annual ed.).   Online: Westlaw.  

William C.Canby Jr,, American Indian Law in a Nutshell (7th ed., 2020). Ebook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Ruth Colker, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell (2017).  Ebook: West Academic Digital. 

Michael Collins, Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell (5th ed., 2015). Ebook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Harold S. Lewis & Elizabeth J. Norman, Civil Rights Law and Practice (2d ed., 2004). Print:  Law Reserve KF4749.L495 2004.

Martin A. Schwartz, Section 1983 Litigation (3d ed., 2014). Online: Westlaw. 

Robert G. Schwemm, Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation (2018 - date).  Online: Westlaw.  

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

ABA Civil Rights. Online:  ABA Law

Employment Law News. (Frequency: Weekly).  Online:  Bloomberg Law

United States Law Week (USLW). (Frequency: Weekly).  Online:  Bloomberg Law.