Treatises by Subject
This guide is designed to help you find legal treatises1 and hornbooks2 in over 40 subject areas of U.S. law. The guide is broken up into pages by subject; each subject guide directs you to selected, recommended treatises and hornbooks on that topic. The description of each treatise or hornbook includes the item's title, author(s), edition, and links to the library's catalog TALLONS, or in some cases, to an electronic database. The TALLONS item record will show you the location of the item in the Tarlton Law Llibrary as well as its availability. This guide includes treatises and hornbooks available in print as well as some that are available electronically through subscription databases such as Lexis or Westlaw. [Some treatises listed in this guide may be available through Lexis or Westlaw even though not noted here.] Please note that these resource lists are not exhaustive.
In addition, each subject guide includes links to TALLONS searches by subject to assist you in finding additional resources on your topic.
For help finding treatises for Texas law, see the library's research guide to "Finding Texas Law in the Tarlton Law Library: Practice Guides & Formbooks."
1 Treatises generally provide in-depth coverage of a single area of law. They can be single volume or multivolume and are typically written by legal experts. They contain citations to primary and secondary authorities as well as analysis and interpretation.
2 Hornbooks, also known as student treatises, are more limited in scope than treatises. Their references are usually selective and limited to landmark cases.
Treatises that are available electronically via Lexis or Westlaw are available only to current UT Law faculty and students. Treatises that are available through other electronic databases must either be accessed on site at the Tarlton Law Library, or current UT Law students, faculty, and staff can connect remotely using their UTEID and password.