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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.

William J. Rich, Modern Constitutional Law (3d ed., 2017-date). OnlineWestlaw.  (3 volumes).

Jennifer Friesen, State Constitutional Law: Litigating Individual Rights, Claims, and Defenses (4th ed., 2006-date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4750.Z95 F75 2006. (2 volumes) (last update 2015).

Ronald D. Rotunda & John E. Nowak, Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (5th ed., 2012-date).  OnlineWestlaw.  (6 volumes). Print: Law Library Stacks KF4550.R63 2012. (last update 2020).

David S. Rudstein, C. Peter Erlinder & David C. Thomas. Criminal Constitutional Law (2015 - date). OnlineLexis Advance.  (3 volumes).


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

John Attanasio & Joel K. Goldstein, Understanding Constitutional Law (5th ed., 2020).  eBook: LexisNexis Digital Library  

Ralph C. Chandler, Richard A. Enslen & Peter G. Renstrom, Constitutional Law Deskbook (1987- date, (2017 update)).   Westlaw.   

Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (6th ed., 2019). eBook: Wolter Kluwer Study Aids. 

Albert P. Melone & Marc C. Pufong, Researching Constitutional Law (4th ed., 2013). Print: Law Library Reserve KF241 .C66 M455 2013.

John E. Nowak & Ronald D. Rotunda, Constitutional Law (8th ed., 2010). eBook: West Academic Study Aids

John E. Nowak & Ronald D. Rotunda, Principles of Constitutional Law (5th ed., 2016).  eBook: West Academic Study Aids. 

Adrian Vermeule, The System of the Constitution (2011). Print: Law Library KF4550 .V47 2011.


Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

ABA Constitutional Law. Online: ABA Law.

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