Treatises provide in-depth treatment of a single topic, like Evidence, Torts, Contracts or Criminal Law. Because treatises focus on one area of law unlike encyclopedias that cover a range of topics, they provide a much deeper level of analysis.
The leading treatises on a topic are often multi-volumes and are referred to by the name of their original author or editor, such as Moore's Federal Practice or Wigmore on Evidence.
Many treatises are available online via Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, but the same treatises are not available on every database. For example, a contracts treatise published by Lexis (Corbin on Contracts) will only be available on LexisAdvance, but West will publish a similar treatise (Williston on Contracts) that is only available on Westlaw.
Treatises listed with author, publisher and location.
MON refers to the Monograph section of the library, located on Rubloff 2nd floor. Items On Reserve can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Business and Commercial Law
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
Criminal Law and Procedure
Entertainment and Sports Law
Intellectual Property Law
Labor and Employment Law
Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility
Wills and Trusts
This research guide was last revised and updated on 2/28/23.