Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell.

This nutshell begins when a debtor-creditor relationship breaks down and coverage begins with state and federal law other than the Bankruptcy Code. The second part of the book addresses federal bankruptcy law.
David G. Epstein

Bankruptcy Law and Practice.

This is a multi-volume practitioner-oriented treatise in its 7th edition containing many practice forms and commentary covering all aspects of bankruptcy law from the bankruptcy court's jurisdiction to involuntary bankruptcy. Updated with supplements and pocket parts.
Daniel Cowans. 7th ed


This West treatise is a three volume hornbook on bankruptcy law focusing on commencement, avoidance powers, liquidation, exempt property and business reorganization. It is written for the practitioner and not updated.
David G. Epstein, Steve H. Nickles & James J. White

Benedict on Admiralty

This is the authorative multi-volume looseleaf treatise on admiralty and maritime law. All aspects of maritime law are discussed - from carriage of goods by sea to admiralty rules to cruise ships - and leading cases are analyzed throughout. The set includes practice and procedure forms, as well as marine insurance forms.
Erastus Cornelius Benedict, revised by Elijah E. Jhirad and Alexander Sann

Blumberg on Corporate Groups

This treatise provides multi-volume treatment of corporate groups and the legal interrelationships of their component parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies. Many areas of law are covered including health care, bankruptcy, jurisdiction, banking and financial services, to name just a few. Updated annually with pocket parts and supplements.
Phillip I. Blumberg

Calamari and Perillo on Contracts

This treatise is part of the Hornbook series providing an overview of contract law. Topical coverage looks at many topics including offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, statutes of frauds, conditions, performance and breach. An extensive table of cases is included
John Calamari & Joseph Perillo.

Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England: a Handbook

This source provides a quick reference and accessibility to the current canon law of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. The entry for every canonical term presents its definition and the law relating to it in each canon, with cross-references throughout to help the reader make further significant connections. The appendices contain changes to the Universal law of the Roman Catholic Church that are outside the 1983 Code of Canon law.
Rhidian Jones

Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization.

This multi-volume treatise focuses solely on Chapter 11 bankruptcies and is the most comprehensive guide to this process. Many chapters in this treatise have appendices which contain numerous checklists and forms, making this a valuable resource for anyone advising clients on the process of reorganizing under Chapter 11. 

Children and the Law in a Nutshell

This study aid includes chapters devoted to the meaning of parent, abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is also covered throughout the book. Several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas are included.
Sarah H. Ramsey & Douglas Abrams

Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement

This multi-volume work is a respected treatise which examines the principles and tenets of patent law, as well as the rules concerning patentability. Among the issues discussed are statutory bars, adequate disclosure, double patenting and Patent and Trademark Office procedures. Also included is a glossary of patent terms. The format is looseleaf, with supplementation four times per year.
Donald S. Chisum

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

This study aid offers concise explanations of major topics in civil procedure. The seventh edition, published in 2014, offers explanations on jurisdictional issues, pretrial processes and procedure, trial, judgments, appeals, and multi-party/multi-claim proceedings.
Mary Kay Kane

Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations

This study aid divides topics in civil procedure by chapter. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the concept and is then followed by a number of examples. Figures and charts of the rules are included. The most recent edition of this title is the Sixth Edition, published in 2008.
Joseph W. Glannon

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983

This three volume treatise is arranged topically and covers in-depth actions arising under Section 1983. It additionally provides two useful appendixes: one that provides a checklist for Section 1983 damages and relief actions, and the other that provides revised forms. It includes both a table of cases and an index to assist in finding relevant information. This title is supplemented/updated annually. 

Civil Rights Law and Practice.

This hornbook is a useful introduction to civil rights law and practice. The second edition is the most recent and was published in 2004.
Harold S. Lewis, Jr. & Elizabeth J. Norman

Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation in a Nutshell

The most recent edition of this overview was published in 2007, and covers the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, the 2003 amendments to Rule 23, and numerous important court decisions rendered since the last edition. Major topics of class action law and practice, such as commencement of a class action, requirements for class certification, class action discovery, notice to class members, "opt-out" rights, Seventh Amendment and due process issues, class settlements, remedies, appellate review, issue and claim preclusion, and ethical and policy issues are included.
Robert H. Klonoff

Class Actions: The Law of 50 States.

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 removed many class actions from state to federal district court. The ramifications of this legislation are explored here. It provides guidance on: identifying a potential class action; determining ex parte class certification; conducting pre-certification discovery; selecting a proper class representative; preparing pleadings and pre-certification motion papers; responding to adversary's motions and counterclaims; fulfilling requirements for class certification; delivering timely and proper notice to class members; pursuing the case through discovery and trial, settling the case and winning the court's approval; and satisfying the rigorous guidelines governing fee awards. It is a looseleaf which is updated when necessary.
Thomas A. Dickerson

Clear and Effective Legal Writing

This treatise contains three major parts which focus on learning to read legal materials, learning to write legal documents and creating specific legal documents. Sample documents include an interoffice memo, a memo of points and authorities and an appellate brief. The appendices provide an overview of English sentence structure and formatting legal documents.
Veda R. Charrow, Myra K. Erhardt, Robert P. Charrow

Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law

Described as "the single most important work in the field," this classic text treats the historical development of Indian policy, the tribal-federal relationship, principles of interpretation and issues such as civil rights, natural resources and tribal property. This one-volume treatise is updated by pocket parts every other year.

Collier on Bankruptcy. 15th ed. rev.

This multi-volume set is considered, "a classic treatise on the law of bankruptcy which has been published continuously by the Matthew Bender Company since the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898." Also included are commercial and consumer forms, a listing of State Exemptions, and Bankruptcy Rules. Updated monthly.

Communications Law and Practice

Loose-leaf for updating. Provides an in-depth, practice-oriented overview of federal regulation of telephone, wireless, radio, television, and satellite communications.
Morton I. Hamburg, Stuart N. Brotman