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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 Advance. (3 volumes).

Alba Conte & Herbert B. Newberg, Newberg on Class Actions (4th ed., 2002-date). Online: WestlawNext. (11 volumes).

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

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

Steven S. Gensler, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rules and Commentary (2011). Print: KF8816.A196 (print last updated 2020). Online: WestlawNext. (2 volumes).

James William Moore et al., Moore’s Federal Practice (3d ed., 1997-date). Print: KF8820.A313M63 1997. Online: Lexis Advance: Civil. Criminal. (31 volumes).

Stephen A. Salzburg, Michael M. Martin, & Daniel J. Capra, Federal Rules of Evidence Manual (10th ed., 2012-date). Online: Lexis Advance. (5 volumes).

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

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. Print: KF8999 .S86 (print last updated 2020). Online: WestlawNext.

Donald L. Doernberg, Federal Courts in a Nutshell (5th ed., 2016). eBook: West Academic Study Aids.

Thomas W. Hutchinson et al., Federal Sentencing Law and Practice (2015-date). Print: KF9685.F434 (print last updated 2020). Online: Westlaw.

Gregory P. Joseph, Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse (4th ed., 2008). Online: Lexis Advance.

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

Linda S. Mullenix, Martin H. Redish & Georgene M. Vairo, Understanding Federal Courts and Jurisdiction (2d ed., 2015). eBookLexisNexis Digital.

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

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

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

United States Law Week (USLW) (Frequency: Weekly). Online:  Bloomberg Law (log in before clicking this link).