The following Guide presents an overview of various treatises and practice materials that are available in the Center for Legal Information's print and electronic collections. Scroll over the Topics categories on the left side of the screen to find a particular subject area.
Treatises are books that focus on one area of the law. Often they are written by law professors or well-known practitioners. Sometimes one person will start a treatise, and later updates or editions will be done by one or more other authoris.
Treatises can be found online in databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Fastcase. Treatises are also available in print, either as a one-volume work or a multi-volume set. Practice Materials are similar to treatises, but they are more practitioner-oriented than scholarly in nature.
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