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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Federal standards of review
3 volumes. Updated annually.
From the preface, "The point of a standard of review is to help the judges focus on the heart of the appeal - the merits, policies, and issues - in a way that gives them a foothold to address that substance." Unlike other appellate practice resources that focus on the procedural aspects of appellate review, Federal Standards of Review attempts to shine light on the "essential language of appeals" used by the courts. Civil, Criminal, and Administrative cases are all discussed with a focus on the relationship between trial court findings and appellate court conclusions.