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Treatises by Topic

Purpose & Scope

A treatise is a scholarly publication that focuses in depth on a particular area of law.  Treatises are an excellent starting point for legal research, especially in an unfamiliar area of law.  Although a treatise is secondary authority, it can often help you find important primary source material.

The sources listed in this guide were originally selected based on the Treatises and Services by Subject list provided in Kent Olson's book, Principles of Legal Research.

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