Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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Legal Research and Writing
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| Advanced legal drafting for Texas paralegals
by R. Kyle Hawes. National Business Institute. 2003.
KFT 250 H3
| Lone star law: a legal history of Texas
by Michael Ariens. Texas Tech University Press. 2011.
KFT 242 A75
| Researching Texas law
by Brandon Quarles. W. S. Hein. 2012.
REF DESK KFT 240 Q37
| Specialized topics in Texas legal research
by Matthew C. Cordon. W. S. Hein. 2005.
KFT 240 C67
| Texas legal research : an essential lawyering skill
by Lydia M. V. Brandt. American Lawyer Media. 1995.
KFT 240 B7
| An introduction to the legal system of the United States
by E. Allan Farnsworth. Oxford University Press. 2010.
KF 387 F3
| Basic legal research : tools and strategies, 3rd ed
by Amy Sloan. Aspen. 2006.
KF 240 S58
| Garner on language and writing : selected essays and speeches of Bryan A. Garner
by Bryan A. Garner. American Bar Association. 2009.
KF 250 G376
| Grammar and writing handbook for lawyers
by Lenne Espenschied. American Bar Association. 2011.
KF 250 E84
| Law 101
by Jay M. Feinman. Oxford University Press. 2010.
KF 387 F45
| Lawyer's essential guide to writing: proven tools and techniques
by Marie P. Buckley. American Bar Association. 2011.
KF 250 B83
| Legal research : how to find & understand the law
by Stephen Elias. Nolo Press. 2009.
KF 240 E35
| Legal research, analysis, and writing
by William Putman. Delmar Cengage Learning. 2010.
REF DESK KF 240 P885
| Legal writing citation in a nutshell
by Larry L. Teply. Thomson West. 2008.
KF 245 T47
| Nolo's encyclopedia of everyday law: answers to your most frequently asked legal questions
by Shae Irving. Nolo Press. 2010.
REF DESK KF 387 N65
| Point made: how to write like the nation's top advocates
by Ross Guberman. Oxford University Press. 2011.
KF 251 G83
| Preparing legal documents nonlawyers can read and understand
by Wayne Schiess. American Bar Association. 2008.
KF 250 S34
| The cybersleuth's guide to the Internet : conducting effective investigative & legal research on the Web
by Carole A. Levitt. Internet for Lawyers. 2008.
KF 242 A1 L47
| The lawyer's guide to fact finding on the Internet
by Carole A. Levitt. American Bar Association. 2006.
KF 242 A1 L48
| Typography for lawyers
by Matthew Butterick. Jones McClure. 2010.
REF DESK KF 250 B88
| Understanding and mastering The bluebook: a guide for students and practitioners
by Linda Barris. Carolina Academic Press. 2010.
KF 245 B37