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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

Legal Treatises by Subject

Click on a link below to find treatises by subject:


Actions & Defenses     Contracts   Jurisprudence  Personal Injury
Administrative Law  Copyright   Juveniles Prisoners' Rights
Admiralty & Maritime     Corporations    Labor Law Privacy
Agency, Partnership & LLC Criminal Law & Procedure    Land Use Probate
Alt.Dispute Resolution (ADR) & Mediation    Debtor/Creditor  Landlord/Tenant  Products Liability
American Legal History & Jurisprudence     Disability   Legal Ethics  Professional Responsibility
Antitrust          Domestic Relations   Legal Research & Writing Real Estate / Real Property
Appellate Procedure      Education  Local Government Law Remedies
Art          Elder Law    Maritime Securities
Banking       Eminent Domain   Media Law Social Media
Bankruptcy       Employment    Mediation Sports Law
Children     Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources  Medical Malpractice Statutory Interpretation
Civil Procedure    Entertainment  Military/National Security Tax Law
Civil Rights     Environmental Law  Mining Tort Law
Class Actions      Estate Planning Minors Trademarks
Commercial Law     Evidence Mortgages Trusts
Communications     Family Law Municipal Government Uniform Commercial Code
Computer/Internet   Health Law Native Americans Water Law
Constitutional Law      Immigration Natural Resources Wills
Construction Law Insurance Partnership Workers' Compensation
Consumer Law     Intellectual Property   Patent Law Zoning


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.