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Kristin E. Hickman & Richard J. Pierce, Jr.Access on VitalLaw*
*Type "Hickman" in VitalLaw search bar and select from auto-populated result.
by Areeda & HovenkampView on Lexis
by Ralph E Lerner, et al.Access on PLI
by RRobert S. Saunders, Allison L. Land, Jennifer C. Voss, and Cliff C. GardnerAccess on VitalLaw
by Rodney A. SmollaView on Westlaw
by Sheldon H. NahmodView on Westlaw
by William RubensteinView on Westlaw
by Lary LawrenceView on Westlaw
by James J. White, Robert S. Summers, and Robert A. HillmanView on Westlaw
by Charles D. Ferris & Frank W. LloydView on Lexis
by David BenderView on Lexis
by Raymond T. NimmerView on Westlaw
by Ronald D. Rotunda, John E. NowakView on Westlaw
by Dee Pridgen, Richard Alderman, and Jolina CuaresmaView on Westlaw
by Richard A. LordView on Westlaw
by Wayne R. LaFaveView on Westlaw
by Charles E. TorciaView on Westlaw
by Jay E. GrenigView on Westlaw
by Ian C. BallonView on Westlaw
by Jane Kaufman Winn & Benjamin Wright
by James A. RappView on Lexis
by A. Kimberley Dayton, et al.View on Westlaw
by Michael Landau & Alexander LindeyView on Westlaw
by Robert C. Lind, et al.View on Westlaw
by Frank P. GradView on Lexis
by Mark S. BrodinView on Lexis
by David P. Leonard & David E. Bernstein, et al.Access on VitalLaw*
*Type "evidence" in VitalLaw search bar and select from auto-populated result.
by Arnold H. RutkinView on Lexis
by James T. O'ReillyView on Westlaw
by Richard J. McKinney & Ellen A. SweetView on LLSDC
by Boris I. Bittker & Lawrence LokkenView on Westlaw
by Boris I. Bittker & James S. EusticeView on Westlaw
by John C. McBride, et al.View on Lexis
by Charles Gordon, et al.View on Lexis
by Steven Plitt, et al.View on Westlaw
by Jerry Cohen & Matthew McCulloughView on Westlaw
by Ian C. BallonView on Westlaw
by Samuel M. DavisView on Westlaw
by N. Peter Lareau, et al.View on Lexis
by Patrick J. Rohan, et al.View on Lexis
by Hazard, Hodes, and JarvisAccess on VitalLaw*
*Type "Hazard" in VitalLaw search bar and select from auto-populated result.
by Rodney SmollaView on Westlaw
by Hon. Robert D. SackView on PLI
by John A. Edginton, et al.View on Lexis
by David A. SchlueterView on Lexis
by Stephen A. Saltzburg, et al.View on Lexis
by David Kris & J. Douglas WilsonView on Westlaw*
*As of this writing, this treatise was last updated in 2019.
by Amy KelleyView on Lexis
by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (editor)View on Lexis
by Patrick H. Martin & Bruce M. KramerView on Lexis
by Louis R. Frumer, Melvin I. Friedman, Cary S. SklarenView on Lexis
by William W. Bassett, et al.View on Westlaw
by Thomas Lee HazenView on Westlaw
by Louis Loss, Joel Seligman, Troy A. ParedesAccess on VitalLaw
by Shambie SingerView on Westlaw
by George Taylor Bogert, et al.View on Westlaw
by Mark Ascher & Austin Scott, et al.Access on VitalLaw*
*Type "Scott" in VitalLaw search bar and select from auto-populated result.
by Stuart M. Speiser, et al.View on Westlaw*
* Dobbs' Law of Torts is another well-know treatise available on Westlaw
by Roger M. MilgrimView on Lexis
by Melvin F. JagerView on Westlaw