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The following is a suggested list of reputable treatises on frequently researched subjects. The call numbers on this page link to library catalog records, which provide information about location, availability, and currency of each item in the Ross-Blakley Law Library. The guide also indicates whether a title is available through an online database such as Westlaw, LexisNexis., Bloomberg Law, or CCH.

This guide covers general and federal treatises. For treatises that focus on Arizona law, see the Arizona Practice Materials guide. If you need help choosing a treatise for your research, Ask a Librarian.


Administrative Law

Administrative Law Treatise / by Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
5th ed., Aspen 2010–
 Antitrust Law
Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles and Their Application / by Phillip Areeda & Herbert Hovenkamp
3d ed., Aspen 2006–
Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation / by Julian O. von Kalinowski, Peter Sullivan, & Maureen McGuirl
Mathew Bender 2006
                KF1606.5 .V65

Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts: Agreements and the Law / by Alexander Lindey & Michael Landeau
3d ed., Thomson/West 2004–
Available in Westlaw (LINDEY3D)
Sports Law Practice / by Martin J. Greenberg & James T. Gray
2d ed., Lexis 1998–
Available in LexisNexis (SPRTLP)
 Banking Law
Banking Law and Regulation/ by Michael P. Malloy
2nd ed., Aspen Publishers 2011-
Available in Westlaw (BKLAR)
Federal Banking Law Reporter
13th ed., CCH 1963–
Available in CCH Intelliconnect 
The Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions / by Milton R. Schroeder
A.S. Pratt & Sons 1998–
Available in Westlaw (FININST)
Michie on Banks and Banking / by the editorial staff of the publisher
Michie/LexisNexis 1955–
Collier on Bankruptcy / Lawrence P. King, editor-in-chief
16th ed., Matthew Bender  2009– 
KF1524 .C6 2009
Available in LexisNexis (COBKMA)
Bankruptcy Law Fundamentals / by Richard I. Aaron
Thomson West 2012
Available in Westlaw (BFRFUND)
 Class Actions
A Practitioners Guide to Class Actions/ edited by Marcy Hogan Greer
                1st ed., American Bar Association 2010
                KF8896 .P73 2010
Newberg on Class Actions / by Herbert B. Newberg & Alba Conte
3d ed., West 1992–2002
KF8896 .N4 1992 NOT UPDATED AFTER 2002
Current edition available in Westlaw (CLASSACT)

 Commercial Code
Uniform Commercial Code / by James J. White and Robert S. Summers
                6th ed., West 2010—
                KF890 .W452 2010
                Available in Westlaw (WS-UCC)
Uniform Commercial Code Series / by William D. Hawkland
Callaghan 1982–
Available in Westlaw (HAWKLAND)

 Constitutional Law
Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure / by Ronald D. Rotunda & John E. Nowak
5th ed., Thomson West 2012
Available in Westlaw (CONLAW)
Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies/ by Erwin Chemerinsky
                3rd ed., Aspen 2006
                KF4550 .C427 2006
Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment / by Wayne R. LaFave
5th ed., West 2012–
Available in Westlaw (SEARCHSZR)
Corbin on Contracts: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Rules of Contract Law / by Arthur Linton Corbin
Rev. edition by Joseph M. Perillo, Lexis 2000–
Available in LexisNexis (CORBIN)
Farnsworth on Contracts / by E. Allan Farnsworth
3rd ed., Aspen 2004
                KF801 .F37 2004
Copyright: See Intellectual Property
Fletcher Cyclopedia of the Law of Corporations / by William Meade Fletcher
Revised by Jennifer L. Berger, Patricia A. Groble & Carol A. Jones
Thomson/West 2006–
Available in Westlaw (FLTR-CYC)
Fletcher Corporation Forms, Annotated / by William Meade Fletcher                     
                5th ed., West / Thomson Reuters 2011–
Available in Westlaw (FLTR-FRM)
Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis and Recommendations / by the American Law Institute
American Law Institute Publishers 1994–
KF1422 .P763 1994, 2008 Reprint
O'Neal and Thompson's Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members / by the late F. Hodge O'Neal and Robert B. Thompson
Rev. 2d ed., Thomson/West 2004–
Available in Westlaw (OPPMINSH)
 Debtor-Creditor Law
Commercial and Debtor-Creditor Law: Selected Statutes/ compiled by Douglas G. Baird, Theodore Eisenberg, and Thomas H. Jackson
Thomson Reuters, 2010
Debtor-Creditor Law / Barry L. Fisher & Aileen M. Jenner, managing editors
M. Bender 1982–
Available in LexisNexis (DBCRL)
 Eminent Domain
Nichols' the Law of Eminent Domain / by Julius Sackman
Rev. 3d ed., M. Bender 1964–
Available in LexisNexis (NEMDOM)
The Law of Eminent Domain: Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Committee / William G. Blake, editor, Casey Pipes, and Robert J. Will
1st ed., American Bar Association 2012
Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law / edited by David Callies, Cynthia Fraser, and William Scheiderich
American Bar Association 2011
Handbook of Federal Evidence/ by Michael H. Graham
                7th ed., West 2012
Available in Westlaw (FEDEVID)
Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony / by David L. Faigman et al.
Rev. 2d ed., Thomson/West 2005–
Available in Westlaw (MODSCIEVID)
McCormick on Evidence / Kenneth S. Broun, general editor
6th ed., Thomson/West 2006–
Available in Westlaw (MCMK-EVID)
The New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence 
2nd ed., Aspen Law and Business 2010
Available in Westlaw (WIGEVEE)
 Federal Practice and Procedure
Moore's Federal Practice / by James Wm. Moore
3d ed., M. Bender 1997–
Available in LexisNexis (MFEDPU)
Federal Practice And Procedure / by Charles Alan Wright
West 1969–
Available in Westlaw (FPP)
 Immigration Law
Immigration Law: A Guide to Laws and Regulations/ by Marc A. Generazio
                American Bar Association 2011
                KF4819 .G46 2011
Immigration Law And Procedure / by Charles Gordon, Stanley Mailman & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Rev. ed., Bender 1988–
Available in LexisNexis
 Indian Law
Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law / Nell Jessup Newton, editor-in-chief
2012 ed., American Indian Law Center 2012
Available in LexisNexis (COHEN)
American Indian Law Deskbook/ Conference of Western Attorneys General
                4th ed., University Press of Colorado 2008
                KF8205 .A76 2008
 Insurance Law
New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition/ edited by Jeffrey E. Thomas
                Law library ed., LexisNexis 2009—
                KF1164 .A7 2009
Available in LexisNexis (APLMAN)
Couch on Insurance 3d / by Lee R. Russ, in consultation with Thomas F. Segalla
West 1998–
Available in Westlaw (COUCH)
 Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
The Law of Unfair Competition Trademarks and Monopolies / by Rudolf Callmann
4th ed. rev. by Louis Altman, Callaghan 1981–
Chisum on Patents : A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement / by Donald S. Chisum
M. Bender 1997–
Available in LexisNexis (CHISUM)
Goldstein on Copyright / by Paul Goldstein
3d ed., Aspen 2005
Nimmer on Copyright: A Treatise on the Law of Literary, Musical and Artistic Property, and the Protection of Ideas / by Melville B. Nimmer
M. Bender 1978–
Available in LexisNexis (NIMMER)
 Jury Instructions
Federal Jury Practice and Instructions
6th ed., Thomson West 2006–
Available in Westlaw (FED-JI)
 Labor and Employment Law — See also Workers' Compensation
Labor Law Reporter
CCH 1965–
Employment Discrimination: Law and Practice / by Charles A. Sullivan and Lauren M. Walter
4th ed., Aspen 2009—
Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes, and Comparisons
LexisNexis 2010
                KF306 .L436
ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual On Professional Conduct
BNA 1984–
Available in LexisNexis (MPC) and Westlaw (ABA-BNA)
The Law Of Lawyering / by Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. & W. William Hodes
3d ed., Aspen 2001–
 Media Law
Media Law Reporter
BNA 1976–
 Mining Law
The American Law of Mining / by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
2d ed. M. Bender 1984–1992
KF1815 .A85 1984 NOT UPDATED AFTER 1992
Available in LexisNexis (AMLMIN)
Gower Federal Service: Mining Law and Regulations
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 1965–
Available in Westlaw (GFS)
 Municipal Law
Municipal Ordinances: Text And Forms / by Thomas A. Matthews & Byron S. Matthews
2d ed., Callaghan 1972–
The Law of Municipal Corporations / by Eugene McQuillin
3d ed. by Clark A. Nichols et al., Callaghan 1949–
Available in Westlaw (MUNICORP)
 Non-Profit Corporations
The ABCs of Nonprofits/ by Lisa A. Runquist
                American Bar Association 2005
                KF1388.Z9 .R86 2005
Nonprofit Enterprises: Corporations, Trusts, and Associations / by Marilyn E. Phelan
West 2000–2002
Available in Westlaw (NPECTA)
Patents: See Intellectual Property
Madden & Owen On Products Liability / by David G. Owen, M. Stuart Madden & Mary J. Davis
3d ed., West 2000–2002
Available in Westlaw (MOPL)
Products Liability Reporter
CCH 1963–
American Law of Products Liability/ by Robert D. Hursh and Henry J. Bailey
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co. 1974—
                KF1296 .H9 1974
Powell On Real Property / by Richard R. Powell and Patrick J. Rohan
M. Bender 1998–
Available in LexisNexis (POWELL)
Thompson On Real Property / David A. Thomas, editor-in-chief
2d Thomas ed., Lexis 1998–
Available in LexisNexis (TORPTE)
 Restatements of the Law
Restatements are located in LAW CORE Ranges 31 and 32
Call number: KF395
Blue Sky Law Reporter: State Blue Sky Laws, Legal Investment Laws, Regulations, Forms, Lists
CCH 1964–
Available in LexisNexis
Federal Securities Law Reporter: Federal Regulation of Securities; Laws, Regulations, Forms, Rulings and Decisions
CCH 1975–
Available in Lexis
Fundamentals of Securities Regulation / by Louis Loss & Joel Seligman
5th ed., Aspen 2004–
 Social Security Law
Social Security Disability Practice / by Thomas E. Bush
2d ed., James Pub. 1992–
Social Security Claims And Procedures / by Harvey L. McCormick
6th ed., West 2009
Available in Westlaw (SSCLP)
Social Security Disability Claims / by Ronald R. Gilbert & J. Douglas Peters
West 1983–2004
Available in Westlaw (SSDISCL)
See also the Federal Tax Research guide.
Federal Taxation of Income, Estates, and Gifts / by Boris I. Bittker & Lawrence Lokken
Warren, Gorham & Lamont 2005–
Available in Westlaw (WGL-IEG)
Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation/ edited by Carina Bryant
Thomson Reuters/West 2011
Available in Westlaw (MERTENS)
Federal Tax Coordinator 2d
Research Institute of America 1977–
Standard Federal Tax Reporter
Available in LexisNexis
 Tort Law
Shepard's Causes Of Action
McGraw-Hill 1983–
The Law Of Torts / by Dan B. Dobbs
West 2011
Stein On Personal Injury Damages / by Jacob A. Stein
3d ed., West 1997–
Available in Westlaw (STEIN)
Modern Tort Law: Liability & Litigation / J.D. Lee, and Barry A. Lindhal
Rev. 2d ed., West 2002–
Available in Westlaw (MTLLL)
Trademarks: See Intellectual Property
Estate Planning / by A. James Casner and Jeffrey N. Pennell
6th ed., Aspen 1998–
Modern Estate Planning/  by J. Martin Burke, Michael Friel, and Elaine Hightower Gagliardi
                LexisNexis 2002
                KF750 .M63 2002
Available in LexisNexis (MESP)
The ... Annual Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
Matthew Bender 1984–
Available in LexisNexis (UMLCEP)
The Law of Trusts and Trustees: A Treatise Covering the Law Relating to Trusts and Allied Subjects Affecting Trust Creation and Administration, with Forms / by George Gleason Bogert & George Taylor Bogert, William K. Stevens
Rev. 2d ed., West 1977–
Available in Westlaw (BOGERT)
Page on the Law of Wills: Including Probate, Will Contests, Evidence, Taxation, Conflicts, Estate Planning, Forms, and Statutes Relating to Wills
Rev. by William J. Bowe and Douglas H. Parker, W. H. Anderson Co. 1960–2003
Available in LexisNexis (PWILLS)

 Workers' Compensation Law
Larson's Workers' Compensation Law / by Arthur Larson & Lex K. Larson.
M. Bender 1997–
Available in LexisNexis (LARWCL)
American Law of Zoning / revisions for the 4th edition by Kenneth H. Young
4th ed., Clark Boardman Callaghan 1996–2002
Available in Westlaw (AMLZONING)
Understanding the Law of Zoning and Land Use Controls/ Barlow Burke
2nd ed., LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2009
Zoning Law and Practice/ by E. C. Yokley
4th ed., Michie Co., 1978–  
KF5698 .Y6 1978
               Available in LexisNexis (ZONLP)

updated 12/2012

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