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Civil Procedure
Nutshells

Kane, Civil Procedure in a Nutshell, 5th ed.

Hornbooks
  • Clermont, Principles of Civil Procedure
  • Friedenthal & Miller, Civil Procedure, 4th ed.
  • Hazard & Vetter, Perspectives on Civil Procedure
  • James, Hazard, & Leubsdorf, Civil Procedure, 5th ed.
  • Shreve & Raven-Hansen, Understanding Civil Procedure, 3d ed.
  • Wright & Kane, Law of Federal Courts, 6th ed.
Treatises

Wright & Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure Reference
Reference KF 9619 .W7

Constitutional Law
Nutshells

Barron & Dienes, Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, 6th ed.

Hornbooks
  • Nowak & Rotunda, Constitutional Law, 7th ed.
  • Nowak & Rotunda, Principles of Constitutional Law, 3rd ed.
  • Tribe, American Constitutional Law, 3rd ed.
Treatises

Rotunda, Treatise on Constitutional Law, 4th ed.
KF 4550 .R63 2007

Contracts
Restatements

American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of Contracts, 2d.
KF 395 .A2 C669 1981

Nutshells

Rohwer & Skroki. Contracts in a Nutshell, 5th ed.

Hornbooks
  • Corbin, Corbin on Contracts
  • Farnsworth, Contracts, 3d ed.
  • Hillman, Principles of Contract Law
  • Perillo & Calamari, Calamari and Perillo on Contracts, 5th ed.
Treatises
  • Corbin, Corbin on Contracts, Rev. ed.
    KF801 .C65

  • Farnsworth, Farnsworth on Contracts, 3rd ed.
    KF801 .F37 2004

  • Williston, A Treatise on the Law of Contracts, 4th ed.
    KF801 .W53 1990

Criminal Law
Model Penal Code

American Law Institute, Model Penal Code and Commentaries.
KF 9219 .P464

Nutshells

Loewy, Criminal Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed.

Hornbooks
  • Dressler, Understanding criminal law, 3d ed.
  • LaFave, Criminal Law, 4th
  • LaFave, Principles of Criminal Law
Treatises

LaFave, Substantive Criminal Law, 2d ed.
Reference KF 9219 .L386 2003

Legal Research & Writing
Nutshells
  • Burkhart & Stein, How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell
  • Cohen & Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell, 8th ed.
Property
Restatements

American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of Property, 2d
KF 395 .A2 P754 1983.

Nutshells
  • Bernhardt & Burkhart, Real Property in a Nutshell, 5th ed.
  • Burke, Personal Property in a Nutshell, 3d ed.
  • Hill, Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed.
  • Sprankling, Understanding Property Law.
Hornbooks
  • Cribbet & Johnson. Principles of the Law of Property, 3d ed.
  • Hovenkamp & Kurtz, Principles of Property Law, 6th ed.
  • Stoebuck & Whitman. The Law of Property, 3d ed.
Treatises

Powell, The Law of Real Property
KF570 .P57

Torts
Restatements

American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of Torts, 2d.
KF 395 .A2 T786 1959

Nutshells

Kionka, Torts in a Nutshell, 4th ed.

Hornbooks
  • Prosser & Keeton, Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts, 5th ed.
  • Shapo, Principles of Tort Law, 2d ed.
Treatises
  • Dobbs, The Law of Torts.
    KF 1250 .D65 2001

  • Harper, James  & Gray.
    The Law of Torts, 3rd ed.
    KF1250 .H37 1996