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Recommended Treatises

A list of helpful treatises available at the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library


This page provides a select list of treatises and practice guides available in print and electronic format at the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library. Click on the hyperlinked title of the resource to access the Law Library catalog record for the item. The catalog record will contain links to online databases where available.

California Law - General

The Rutter Group and CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) publish excellent California-specific practice guides. You can find links to these resources under the relevant subject heading.

Civil Practice & Procedure, California

Employment Law


Labor and Employment Law by N. Peter Lareau

The Developing Labor Law (7th ed.) by ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, John E. Higgens (ed.)

Privacy in Employment Law (4th ed.) by Matthew W. Finkin

Employment Discrimination (2nd ed.) by Lex K. Larson

Employment Discrimination Law (5th ed.) by Barbara T. Lindemann et al.

Workplace Harassment Law (2nd ed.) by Barbara T. Lindemann & David D. Kadue

Unjust Dismissal by Lex K. Larson & Susan G. Daniels

Employee Benefits Law (3rd ed.) by ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law


Advising California Employers and Employees by Bonnie Bogue & David Peyerwold

California Employment Law by M. Kirby Wilcox et al.

Rutter California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation by Ming W. Chin et al.

California Civil Practice: Employment Litigation

Labor & Employment in California: Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations, and Practices by Bernadette M. O'Brien et al.

Wrongful Employment Termination Practice: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (2nd ed.)

Entertainment, Sports & Art Law

Entertainment Industry Contracts: Negotiating and Drafting Guide by Donald C. Farber (ed.)

Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts: Agreements and the Law (3rd ed.) by Alexander Lindey & Michael Landau

Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts and Business Practices by Thomas D. Selz, et al.

Fundamentals of Sports Law (2nd ed.) by Walter T. Champion, Jr.

Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers, and Artists (4th ed.) by Ralph E. Lerner & Judith Bresler

Environmental Law

Environmental Law Handbook (Annual)

Treatise on Environmental Law by Frank P. Grad

Law of Environmental Protection by Environmental Law Institute, Sheldon M. Novick, et al.

State Environmental Law by Kenneth A. Manaster & Daniel P. Selmi

California Civil Practice: Environmental Litigation by Ronald B. Robie et al. Available on WestlawNext

California Environmental Law & Land Use Practice by Kenneth A. Manaster & Aniel P. Selmi

Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act (2nd ed.) by Stephen L. Kostka et al.


Handbook of Federal Evidence (7th ed.) by Michael H. Graham

McCormick on Evidence (7th ed.) by Kenneth S. Broun (ed.)

Federal Evidence (4th ed.) by Christopher B. Mueller & Laird C. Kirkpatrick Available on WestlawNext

Federal Rules of Evidence Manual: A Complete Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence (10th ed.) by Stephen A. Saltzburg et al.

The New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence by David Leonard et al.

Weinstein's Federal Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence for the United States Courts (2nd ed.) by Joseph M. McLaughlin (ed.) et al.

Effective Introduction of Evidence in California by Linda A. Compton

California Evidence (5th ed.) by B.E. Witkin et al.

Family Law

California Family Law Practice and Procedure (2nd ed.) by Kathryn Kirkland et al.

Rutter California Practice Guide: Family Law by William P. Hogoboom & Donald B. King

California Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage by Sondra J. Allphin et al.

Health Law

Health Law Practice Guide by Timothy B. Adelman et al. 

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law by Michael E. Clark et al.

Treatise on Health Care Law by Michael G. MacDonald et al.

Insurance Law

Couch on Insurance (3rd ed.) by Steven Plitt et al.

New Appleman on Insurance by Jeffrey E. Thomas (ed.)

Rutter California Practice Guide: Insurance Litigation by H. Walter Croskey et al.

Internet & Computer Law

Law of Computer Technology: Rights, Licenses, Liabilities (4th ed.) by Raymond T. Nimmer

Internet and Online Law by Kent D. Stuckey

Law of the Internet (3rd ed.) by George B. Delta & Jeffrey H. Matsuura

Municipal Law


Federal Securities Act of 1933 by A.A. Sommer, Jr.

Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by A.A. Sommer, Jr.

Fundamentals of Securities Regulation (6th ed.) by Louis Loss et al.

Securities and Federal Corporate Law (2nd ed.) by Harold S. Bloomenthal

Treatise on the Law of Securities Regulation (6th ed.) by Thomas L. Hazen

Practice Under the California Securities Laws by Harold Marsh, Jr.


Federal Taxation of Income, Estates, and Gifts (3rd ed.) by Boris I. Bittker & Lawrence Lokken

The Law of Federal Income Taxation by Jacob Mertens

Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (3rd ed.) by Boris I. Bittker et al.

Taxation of Exempt Organizations by Frances R. Hill & Douglas M. Mancino

Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (4th ed.) by William S. McKee et al.

Partnership Taxation (7th ed.) by Arthur B. Willis et al.

Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (7th ed.) by Boris I. Bittker & James S. Eustice


The American Law of Torts by Stuart M. Speiser et al.

California Tort Guide (3rd ed.) by William B. Boone

California Torts by Neil M. Levy et al.

Rutter California Practice Guide: Personal Injury by William F. Flahavan

Water Law

California Water Law & Policy by Scott S. Slater

Law of Water Rights & Resources by A. Dan Tarlock

Waters and Water Rights by Amy K. Kelley

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Scott and Ascher on Trusts (5th ed.) by Mark L. Ascher et al., KF 730 .S3 (Second Floor), multi-volume

Page on the Law of Wills (4th ed.) by William H. Page

California Trust Administration (2nd ed.) by Karen E. Anderson et al.

Drafting California Irrevocable Trusts (3rd ed.) by John R. Cohan & Marc M. Stern

Drafting California Revocable Trusts (4th ed.) by Jeffrey A. Dennis-Strathmeyer et al.

California Estate Planning by Richard S. Aiello, et al.

California Wills & Trusts by John A. Hartog & Albert G. Handelman

Rutter California Practice Guide: Probate by Bruce S. Ross et al.

California Probate Practice by Jayne Lee

California Trust and Probate Litigation by David W. Baer et al.

Zoning & Land Use

Land Use Law (6th ed.) by Daniel R. Mandelker

Rathkopf's Law of Zoning and Planning

Zoning and Land Use Controls by Patrick J. Rohan & Eric D. Kelly

American Law of Zoning (5th ed.) by Patricia E. Salkin

American Land Planning Law: Land Use and the Police Power (3rd ed.) by Norman Williams & John M. Taylor

California Land Use Practice by Adam U. Lindgren et al.