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.
If you prefer, you can search through the collection of recommended titles and treatises.
Below is a legend of the icons used.
includes legal forms
6 volumes. Updated annually.
The third edition has been completely revised and updated. The authors, with more than 60 years combined experience teaching and writing, have rewritten every section of this work. Case citations have been updated throughout to include cases decided in the 21st century, including many cases decided in the last few years. Thumbnail descriptions of the most cited cases are also included. This edition also draws extensively on decisions handed down by state appellate courts construing state counterparts to the federal rules, which are now the law in 42 of the 50 states in addition to the federal system.