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Top Treatise Finder

This guide suggests the top one or two treatises for each listed practice area.


Consulting a treatise at the beginning and throughout your research is a critical step in most legal research projects (see our Visual Overview for a quick refresher on the process). How do you know which treatise to use? We've created this "Top Treatise Finder" to make it easy to locate the top one or two treatises in most legal fields. Of course, not everyone will agree with our selections, so consider asking your supervisor or professor for their preferred treatise(s). 

Our treatise finder focuses on the top treatise in each area of the law. However, there may be a treatise within the area of law you're focused on that's particularly applicable to your question. For example, if your research question focused on searches under the Fourth Amendment, then you should also consider Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment in addition to the treatises listed in our finder.