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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.

Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham (1995). Print: Law Library B1574.B3 1995. (11 volumes).

Roscoe Pound, Jurisprudence (1959). Print: K230.P64J8 1959. (5 volumes).


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Lloyd Bonfield, American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell (2d ed., 2021). eBook: West Academic 

Paul O. Carrese, The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism (2010). Ebook: EBC

Ronald Dworkin, Law's Empire (1986). Print: K230.D9L39 1986.

Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin (Scott Hershovitz ed., 2006). Print: K230.D92 E97 2006.

Lawrence M. Friedman, A History of American Law (2d ed., 1985). Print: KF352.F7 1985.

H. L. A. Hart, The Concept of Law (1961). Print: K237 .H3.

H. L. A. Hart, Essays on Bentham: Studies in Jurisprudence and Political Theory (1982). Print: K334 .H37.

John Stuart Mill, Essays on Equality, Law, and Education (John M. Robson ed., 1984). Print: JC575.M54 1984.

Dale A. Nance, Law and Justice: Cases and Readings on the American Legal System (2d ed., 1999).
Print: KF385.A4 N36 1999.

Richard A. Posner, The Problems of Jurisprudence (1990). Print: K230.P665P76 1990.

Joseph Raz, The Concept of a Legal System: An Introduction to the Theory of Legal System (2d ed., 1980).  Print: K230 .R38C66 1980.

Surya Prakash Sinha, Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy) in a Nutshell (1993). eBook: West Academic. Print: Law Reserve K231 .S57 1993.