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When you need to find a reliable introduction to a legal subject area, or an in-depth treatment of a legal issue or topic, a legal treatise is often the best place to begin. Legal treatises present an organized, detailed explanation of a specific area of law, generally written by an expert or authority in that field.
This guide provides a selected list of important and authoritative treatises in many legal subject areas. Each title links directly to LEXICAT, the Hofstra University Libraries catalog, for additional information about the treatise.
You may use the subject areas links on this page to go directly to the page where treatises for that subject may be found. You may also use the alphabetical tabs to find treatises in a subject area of interest.
Many of the treatises included in this guide are available electronically via Lexis or Westlaw as well as in print in the Law Library. Several are available or kept current only in electronic versions on Lexis or Westlaw. If a treatise is available to current Hofstra University Law students and faculty through the Library's Lexis or Westlaw database subscriptions, that information is provided. Students and faculty will need to use their personal Lexis or Westlaw passwords to access these treatises online.
Please note: This guide provides only a short list of key or preeminent treatises. Many more helpful treatises and other secondary works on these subjects are available in the Law Library's collection, either in print or online. To locate additional resources, use the Library catalog search box on each page of the guide or ask for help at the Law Library Reference Desk.
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