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Legal Treatise Finder

What is a Treatise?

"An extended, serious, and usually exhaustive book on a particular subject."

Source: Black's Law Dictionary, 10th ed.

  • written by legal experts
  • may consist of a single volume or multiple volumes


In our positions as librarians, not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file) or legal opinions (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, more research is often required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.