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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.

Norman J. Singer & J.D. Shambie Singer, Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction (7th ed., 2017 – date).  Online: Westlaw.  (10 volumes).

Single Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to  Case  Law Users Only.

Frank B. Cross, The Theory and Practice of Statutory Interpretation (2009).
Print: KF425 .C76 2009.

William N. Eskridge, Jr., Dynamic Statutory Interpretation (1994).
Print: KF425.E83 1994.

William N. Eskridge, Jr., Philip P. Frickey, & Elizabeth Garrett, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (2d. ed., 2006).
Print: KF425 .E834 2006.

Kent Greenawalt, Legislation: Statutory Interpretation: 20 Questions (1999).
Print: KF425 .G74 1999.

Linda D. Jellum & David Charles Hricik, Modern Statutory Interpretation: Problems, Theories, and Lawyering Strategies (2006).
Print: KF425 .J45 2006.

William D. Popkin, Statutes in Court: The History and Theory of Statutory Interpretation (1999).
Print: KF425.P67 1999.

Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (2012).
Print: K290 .S33 2012.

Lawrence M. Solan, The Language of Statutes:  Laws and their Interpretation (2010).
Print: K290 .S65 2010.

Statutory Interpretation Stories (William N. Eskridge, Philip P. Frickey, Elizabeth Garrett eds., 2011).
Print: KF425 .S82 2011.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy, Using and Misusing Legislative History: A Re-Evaluation of the Status of Legislative History in Statutory Interpretation (1989).
Print: KF425.U85 1989.