Hornbooks and Nutshells

Dr. Johnson described the hornbook as "the first book of children, covered with horn to keep it unsoiled." Pardon's New General English Dictionary (1758) defined it as "A leaf of written of printed paper pasted on a board, and covered with horn, for children to learn their letters by and to prevent their being torn and daubed." It was used throughout Europe and America between the late 1400s and the middle 1700s.

Shaped like an old-fashioned butter paddle, the first hornbooks were made of wood. The paper lesson the child was to learn was fastened to the wooden paddle and covered with a piece of horn. The transparent strip of horn was made by soaking a cow's horn in hot water and peeling it away at the thickness of a piece of celluloid. The horn was necessary to protect the lesson from the damp and perhaps the grubby hands of the child. Horn books commonly contained the alphabet, the vowels, and the Lord's Prayer. Latter hornbooks were made of various materials: brass, copper, silver, ivory, bronze, leather, and stone.

As the art of printing advanced, the hornbook was supplanted by the primer in the book form we know today. Subsequently West Publishing Company developed its "Hornbook Series," a series of scholarly and well respected one volume treatises on particular areas of law. Today they are widely used by law student, lawyers and judges.

H.H. Clark, The Law of Domestic Relations in the United States at ii (2nd ed. 1987)

A Bibliography of Hornbooks and Nutshells at the Washington University Law Library 

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Accounting 

Meyer, Charles H. Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2013. Pp. xxiii, 553. [Res. HF 5635.M58 2013]

Administrative Law 

Aman, Alfred C. and William T. Mayton. Administrative Law. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2014. Pp. xvii, 861. [Res. KF 5402 .A8 2014]

Gellhorn, Ernest and Ronald M. Levin. Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2006. Pp. 480 [Res. KF 5402.Z9 G4 2006]

Admiralty Law 

Maraist, Frank L. and Thomas C. Galligan Admiralty in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xli, 441. [Res. KF 1105 .M34 2010]

Schoenbaum, Thomas J. Admiralty and Maritime Law. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2012. Pp. xvi, 1110 [Res. KF 1104 .S36 2012]

Aged 

Frolik, Lawrence A. and Richard L. Kaplan. 6th ed.  Elder Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2014. Pp. xvii, 437. [Res. KF 390.A4 F752 2014]

Agency Law 

Gregory, William A.  The Law of Agency and Partnership. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001. Pp. xxxi, 690. [Res. KF 1345.R48 2001]

Hynes, J. Dennis and Loewenstein, Mark J. Agency, Partnership, and the LLC in a Nutshell. 5th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xxiii, 666. [Res. KF 1375.Z9 H95 2012]

Agriculture Law 

Pedersen, Donald B.and Meyer, Keith G. Agricultural Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1995. Pp. xxx, 440. [Res. KF 1682.Z9 P42 1995]

AIDS Law 

Jarvis, Robert M. Aids Law in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1996. Pp. xxvii, 309. [Res. KF 3803.A54 A955 1996]

Antitrust Law 

Gellhorn, Ernest, Kovacic, William E. and Calkins, Stephen. Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2004. Pp. xlvii, 617. [Res. KF 1652.G44 2004]

Hovenkamp, Herbert. Federal Antitrust Policy: the Law of Competition and Its Practice. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. xxiv, 906. [Res. KF 1649.H68 2011]

Sullivan, Lawrence Anthony. Handbook of the Law of Antitrust. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1977. Pp. xxviii, 886. [Res. KF 1649 .S8]

Sullivan, Lawrence Anthony and Warren S. Grimes.  The Law of Antitrust: An Integrated Handbook. 2nd ed.  Eagan, MN: Thompson/West, 2006.  Pp. xxxviii, 1135 [Res. KF 1649 .S92 2006]

Appellate Procedure 

Hornstein, Alan D. Appellate Advocacy in a Nutshell. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998. Pp. xi, 323. [Res. KF 9050.Z9 H668 1998]

Arbitration and Award 

Carbonneau, Thomas E.  Arbitration in a Nurshell. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West, 2012. Pp. xix, 412.  [Res. KF 9085 .Z9 C37 2012]

Arbitration, Industrial 

Nolan, Dennis R.  Labor and Employment Arbitration in a Nutshell.  2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxxix, 563.  [Res. 3425 .N638 2007]

Art Law 

Duboff, Leonard D. and King, Christy O. Art Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. Eagan, MN: West Group, 2006. Pp. xxix, 330. [Res. KF 4288.Z9 D8 2006]

Attorney and Client 

Shaffer, Thomas L. and James R. Elkins. Legal Interviewing and Counseling in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xv, 406. [Res. KF 311 .S5 2005]

Banking Law 

Lovett, William Anthony. Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2014. Pp xvi, 529. [Res. KF 975 .L68 2014]

Malloy, Michael P. Principles of Bank Regulation. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2011.  Pp. xxiii, 555.  [Res. KF 974.M35 2011]

Bankruptcy 

Epstein, David G., Steve H. Nickles and James J. White. Bankruptcy. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1993. Pp. li, 1077. [Res.KF 1524 .E672]

Epstein, David G. Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xxv, 498. [Res. KF 1501.Z9 E67 2013]

Business Enterprises 

Shade, Joseph.  Business Associations in a Nutshell.  3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West, 2010. Pp. xxv, 440.  [Kf 1384 .Z9 S52 2010]

California 

Slomanson, William R. California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp. 526. [Res. KFC  995.A7 S58 2014]

China 

Folsom, Ralph H., John H. Minan and Lee Ann Otto. Law and Politics in the People's Republic of China in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1992. Pp. xv, 451. [Res. KNQ 70.F65]

Civil Procedure 

Friendenthal, Jack H., Mary Kay Kane, and Arthur R. Miller. Civil Procedure. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015. Pp. xiv, 835. [Res. KF 8840 .F72 2015]

Kane, Mary Kay. Civil Procedure in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xxvii, 334. [Res. KF 8841 .K36 2013]

Civil Rights 

Collins, Michael G. Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2011. Pp. lix, 437. [Res. KF 1325.C58 C65 2011]

Lewis, Harold. S. and Elizabeth J. Norman.  Civil Rights Law and Practice. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West,  2004.  Pp. xxv, 707.  [Res. KF 4749 .L495 2004]

Vieira, Norman. Constitutional Civil Rights in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1998. Pp. xxxix, 330. [Res. KF 4750 .V5 1998]

Class Actions 

Klonoff, Robert H.  Class Actions and Other Multi-party Litigation in a Nurshell.  4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xl, 487.  [Res. KF 8896 .Z9 K586 2012]

Coastal Zone Management 

Christie, Donna R and Richard G. Hildreth.  Coastal and Ocean Management Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015. Pp. xxv, 526. [Res. KF 5627.Z9 C48 2015]

Commercial Law 

Stone, Bradford and Kristen D. Adams. Uniform Commercial Code in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. clxxxi, 614. [Res. KF 889.3 .S68 2012]

White, James J. and Robert S. Summers. Uniform Commercial Code. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2010. [Res. KF 890.W452 2010]

Community Property 

Mennell, Robert L. and Thomas M. Boykoff. Community Property in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2014. Pp. xxviii, 479. [LC Collection KF 526.Z9 M46 2014]

Comparative Law 

Glendon, Mary Ann, Paolo G. Carozza, and Colin B. Picker. Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2008. Pp. vii, 366.  [Res. K 560 .G43 2008]

Conflict of Laws 

Hay, Peter. Conflict of Laws. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xxxii, 1764. [Res. KF 411.S28 2010]

Siegal, David D. Conflicts in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxxix, 449. [Res. KF 412 .S5 2005]

Consolidation and Merger of Corporations 

Oesterle, Dale A. Mergers and Acquisition in a Nutshell. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xxvii, 313.  [Res.  KF 1477 .Z9 O34 2006]

Constitutional Law 

Barron, Jerome A. and C. Thomas Dienes.  Constitutional Law in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2013. Pp. lxxii, 705. [Res. KF 4550.Z9 B35 2013]

Barron, Jerome A. and C. Thomas Dienes. First Amendment Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xxxvii, 584. [Res. KF 4770 .Z9 B37 2008]

Berg, Thomas C. The State and Religion in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxi, 312. [Res. KF 4865.Z9 B47 2004]

Nowak, John E. and Ronald D. Rotunda. Constitutional Law. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xlii, 1802. [Res. KF 4550 .N6 2010]

Rotunda, Ronald D.and John E. Nowak. Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. 6 v. [Res. KF 4550 .R63 2012]

Barker, Thomas E. and Jerre Stockton Williams. Constitutional Analysis in a Nutshell. 2nd. ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2003. Pp. xxxvii, 514. [Res. KF 4550.Z9 H53 2003]

Constitutional Law --States 

Marks, Thomas C. and John F. Cooper. State Constitutional Law in a Nutshell. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. 2003, Pp. xliii, 365. [Res. KF 4550.Z95 M28 2003]

Consumer Protection 

Marsh, Gene A.  Consumer Protection Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1999. Pp. xxvii, 445. [Res. KF 1610 .M37 1999]

Contracts 

Joseph M. Perillo. Calamari and Perillo on Contracts. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson Reuters, 2009. Pp. xxvi, 885. [Res. KF 801 .C26 2009]

Rohwer Claude D. and Anthony M Skrocki.  Contracts in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xxxi, 573. [Res. KF 801.Z9 S3 2010]

Corporate Taxation 

Kahn, Douglas A., et. al. Corporate Income Taxation. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West. 2009, Pp. xix, 774. [Res. KF 6464.K28 2009]

Burke, Karen C.  Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Stockholders in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2014. Pp. lviii, 480. [Res. KF 6465 .S58 2014]

Corporations 

Gevurtz, Franklin. Corporation Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2010. Pp. xx, 838.  [Res. KF 1413 .G49 2010]

Hamilton, Robert W. The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2011. Pp. xxii, 442. [Res. KF 1414.3 .H35 2011]

Burke, Karen C.  Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Stockholders in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2014. Pp. lviii, 480. [Res. KF 6465 .S58 2014]

Correctional Law 

Branham, Lynn S. The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xxvi, 525. [Res. KF 9728.Z9 B73 2013]

Criminal Law 

LaFave, Wayne R. Criminal Law. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2010. Pp. xxxi, 1293. [Res. KF 9219 .L38 2010]

Loewy, Arnold H. Criminal Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xxxv, 347. [Res. KF 9219.3 .L63 2009]

Podgor, Ellen S. and Jerold H. Israel. 4th ed. White Collar Crime in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xlvi, 481. [Res. KF 9350.Z9 P63 2009]

Criminal Procedure 

Cammack, Mark E.  Advanced Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell.  2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xlv, 505.  [Res. Kf 9619 .C36 2006]

Israel, Jerold H. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Limitations in a Nutshell.  8th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2014. Pp. xl, 557. [Res. KF 9619.3 .I8 2014]

LaFave, Wayne R., Jerold D. Israel and  Nancy J. King.  Criminal Procedure. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xli, 1431. [Res. KF 9619 .L34 2004]

Weaver, Russell L. Principles of Criminal Procedure. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xviii, 487. [Res. KF 9619 .W42 2012]

Debtor and Creditor 

Epstein, David G. Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xxv, 498. [Res. KF 1501.Z9 E67 2013]

Discrimination 

Lewis, Harold S. and Elizabeth J. Norman.  Employment Discrimination Law and Practice. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxix, 917.  [Res. KF 3464 .L487 2004]

Player, Mack A.  Employment Discrimination Law. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1988. Pp. xxxiv, 708. [Res. KF 3464. P58 1988b]

Player, Mack A. Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xlviii, 501. [Res. KF 3464.Z9 P55 2013]

Dispute Resolution 

Nolan-Haley, Jacqueline M. Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2013. Pp. xxi, 526. [Res. KF 9084 .Z9 N65 2013]

Ware, Stephen J. Alternative Dispute Resolution.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Group. 2007.  Pp. xxvii, 389. [Res. KF 9084 .W35 2007]

Domestic Relations 

Clark, Homer Harrison. The Law of Domestic Relations in the United States. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1988. Pp. xxvii, 1050. [Res. KF 504.C55 1988]

Krause, Harry D. Family Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xliii, 364. [Res. KF 505.Z9 K7 2007]

Economics 

Harrison, Jeffrey L. Law and Economics in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2011. Pp. xxi, 466. [Res. K 487.E3 H37 2011]

Educational Law 

Alexander, Kern and M. David Alexander. The Law of Schools, Students, and Teachers in a Nutshell. 5th ed.St. Paul, MN: Thomson Reuters, 2015. Pp, xlvii, 731. [Res. KF 4119.3 .A43 20015]

Environmental Law 

Farber, Daniel. Environmental Law in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp. xxix, 318. [Res. KF 3775.Z9 F56 2014]

Guruswamy, Lakshman D. International Environmental Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xiv, 716. [Res. K 3585.6 .G87 2012]

Laitos, Jan and Joseph P. Tomain. Energy and Natural Resources Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1992. Pp. xiv. 554. [Res. KF 2120.Z9 L27]

Rodgers, William H. Environmental Law. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1994. Pp. xxxi, 1158. [Res. KF 3775.R62 1994]

Estate Planning 

Lynn, Robert J.and Grayson M.P. McCouch. Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2014. Pp. xviii, 416. [Res. KF 750.L9 2014]

Estate Taxation 

McNulty, John K. and Grayson M.P. McCouch. Federal Estate and Gift Taxation in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. lx, 492. [Res. KF 6572.Z9 M3 2011]

Evidence 

Broun, Kenneth S.  McCormick on Evidence. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp. xxii, 788. [Res. KF 8935.M29 2014]

Graham, Michael H. Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015. Pp. xxxviii, 758. [Res. KF 8935.Z9 G7 2015]

Lilly, Graham C. Principles of Evidence. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xxi, 466.  [KF 8935 .L54 2012]

Park, Roger C., David P. Leonard and Steven H. Goldberg.  Evidence Law: A Student's Guide to the Law of Evidence as Applied to American Trials. 3rd. ed.   St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. xxvii, 787.  [Res. KF 8935 .P368 2011]

Rothstein, Paul F. and Myrna S. Raeder, David L. Crump. Evidence in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xlix, 757.  [Res. KF 8935 .Z9 R6 2012]

Federal Government 

Engdahl, David E. Constitutional Federalism in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1987. Pp. xlv, 411. [Res. KF 4600.Z9 E49 1987]

Foreign Trade 

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout, Michael Wallace Gordon, and John A. Spanogle, Jr International Business Transactions in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2012. Pp. xvi, 446. [Res. K 3943 .W54 2012]

Future Interests 

McGovern, William M.and Sheldon F. Kurtz. Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Including Taxation and Future Interests. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xv, 880. [KF 755 .M34 2010]

Waggoner, Lawrence W. Estates in Land and Future Interest in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxvi, 337. [Res. KF 605 .W33 2005]

Government Contracts 

Feldman,Steven. Government Contracts in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. lix, 702. [Res. KF 850 .K49 2011]

Handicapped 

Hermann, Donald H. J. Mental Health and Disability Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1997. Pp. xxxv, 375. [Res. KF 3828.Z9 H47 1997]

Colker,Ruth. Federal Disability Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2010. Pp.544. [Res. KF 480.Z9 T83 2010]

Human Rights 

Buergenthal, Thomas, Dinah Shelton, and David P. Stewart. International Human Rights in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2009. Pp. xliii, 553. [Res. K 3240.4 .B84 2009]

Immigration 

Weissbrodt, David S.and Laura Danielson. Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. lxxxi, 718. [Res. KF 4819.3 .W4 2011]

Indian Law 

Canby, William C. American Indian Law in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015. Pp. xlv, 570. [Res. KF 8205.Z9 C36 2015]

Income Taxation 

McNulty, John K. and Daniel J. Lathrope. Federal Income Taxation of Individuals in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2012. Pp. lxxix, 543. [Res. KF 6369.3 .M3 2012]

Posin, Daniel Q. Federal Income Taxation of Individuals With Diagrams for Easy Understanding of the Leading Cases and Concepts. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. Pp. xxxi, 651. [Res. KF 6369.P673 2000]

Rose, Michael D. and John C. Chommie. Federal Income Taxation. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1988. Pp. xxix, 923. [Res. KF 6369 .C45 1988]

Inheritance and Transfer Tax 

McNulty, John K.and Grayson M.P. McCouch. Federal Estate and Gift Taxation in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. lx, 492. [Res. KF 6572.Z9 M3 2011]

Injunctions 

Dobbyn, John F. Injunctions in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1974. Pp. xxvi, 264. [Res. KF 9014.Z9.D6]

Insurance 

Dobbyn, John F. Insurance Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2003. Pp. xxxv, 503. [Res. KF 1164.3 .D6 2003]

Intellectual Property 

Miller, Arthur R. and Michael H. Davis. Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2012. [Res. KF 2980.M52 2012]

International Law 

Buergenthal, Thomas.  Public International Law in a Nutshell.  5th ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2013. Pp. xxxiv, 473.  [KZ 3092 .B84 2013]

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout. European Union Law in a Nutshell. 8th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp. xxvii, 418. [Res. KJE 949.F55 2014]

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout, Michael Wallace Gordon and John A. Spanogle. International Business Transactions. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001. Pp. xlvii, 1175. [Res. KF 1976 .F652 2001]

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout, Michael Wallace Gordon and John A. Spanogle. International Business Transactions in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: West. 2012.  Pp. xvi, 446. [Res. K3943 .W54 2012]

Kempin, Frederick G. Historical Introduction to Anglo-American Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1990. Pp. xxxi, 323. [Res. KD 532.Z9 K44 1990]

International Taxation 

Doernberg, Richard L. International Taxation in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. lxi, 588. [Res. KF 6419.Z9 D64 2012]

International Trade 

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout, Michael Wallace Gordon, and John A. Spanogle, Jr. International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. p. xvii, 386. [Res. K3943 .F65 2012]

Judicial Process 

Reynolds, William L. Judicial Process in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2003. Pp. xxxi, 311. [Res. KF 8700 .Z9 R4 2003]

Jurisdiction 

Currie, David P. Federal Jurisdiction in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999. Pp. 242. [Res. KF 8858.Z9 C87 1999]

Pfander, James E.  Principles of Federal Jurisdiction. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2011. Pp. xv, 404.  [Res.  KF 8858 .P45 2011]

Wright, Charles Allen and Mary Kay Kane. The Law of Federal Courts. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2011. Pp. xii, 965. [Res. KF 8840.W7 2011]

Jurisprudence 

Sinha, S. Prakash. Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1993. Pp. xiii, 379. [Res. K 231 .S57]

Juvenile Law 

Fox, Sanford J. The Law of Juvenile Courts in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1984. Pp. xxxix, 291. [Res. KF 9795 .F68 1984]

Labor Law 

Leslie, Douglas L. Labor Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Group. 2008, Pp. xxiv, 388. [Res. KF 3369.3 .L39 2008]

Rothstein, Mark A. Employment Law. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xix, 1015. [Res. KF 3455.E469 2005]

Land Use 

Glickman, Robert L. and George Cameron Coggins. Modern Public Land Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. lxi, 426. [Res. KF 5605.G58 2012]

Nolan, John R and Patricia E. Salkin.  Land Use in a Nutshell. 5th ed. Eagan, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xxxv, 410. [Res. KF 5698 .Z9 W74 2006]

Landlord and Tenant 

Hill, David S. Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. xxvii, 338. [Res. KF 590.Z9 H45 2011]

Law 

Bonfield, Lloyd.  American Law and the American Legal System in a Nutshell.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xxi, 370.  [Res. KF 386 .B65 2006]

Hegland, Kenney F. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp xv, 306. [Res. KF 273.H4 2014]

Sinha, Surya Prakash. Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1993. Pp. xiii 379. [Res. K 231 .S57]

Legal Ethics 

Aronson, Robert H. and Donald T. Weckstein. Professional Responsibility in a Nutshell. 2nd. ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1991. Pp. lxxxix, 514. [Res. KF 306 .Z9 A76 1991]

Wolfram, Charles W. Modern Legal Ethics. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1986. Pp. xxv, 1114. [KF 306.W59 1986b]

Legal Research and Writing 

Cohen, Morris and Robert C. Berring. How to Find the Law. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1989. Pp. xxxiv, 716. [Res. KF 240.H6 1989]

Cohen, Morris and Kent C. Olson. Legal Research in a Nutshell. 11th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xii, 347. [Res. KF 240 .C54 2013]

Bahrych, Lynn. Legal Writing in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xxiv, 359. [Res. KF 250 .S68 2009]

Legislation 

Davies, Jack. Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xxix, 346. [Res. KF 4933 .Z9 D38 2007]

Local Government 

McCarthy, David J.and Laurie Reynolds. Local Government Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2003. Pp. xxi, 512. [Res. KF 5300.Z9 M3 2003]

Reynolds, Osborne M. Handbook of Local Government Law. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2009. Pp. xvii, 1113. [Res. KF 5300 .R49 2009]

Mass Communications 

Carter, T. Barton, Juliet Lushbough Dee and Harvey L. Zuckman.. Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2014. Pp. xlix, 818. [Res. KF 2750.Z9 Z8 2014]

Mass Media 

Zuckman, Harvey L.  Modern Communication Law.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999.  Pp. xlix, 1409.  [Res. KF 2765 .M63 1999a]

Medical Care 

Boumil, Marcia Mobilia. Medical Liability in a Nutshell. 3rd. ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011.  Pp. xl, 361. [Res. KF 2905.3 .K56 2011]

Furrow, Barry R. Health Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. Pp. xxxix, 1121. [LC Collection KF 3821.H42 2000]

Hall, Mark A. and Ira M. Ellman and Daniel S. Strouse. Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2011. Pp. xxx, 463. [Res. KF 3821 .Z9 H35 2011]

Hermann, Donald H. J. Mental Health and Disability Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1997. Pp. xxxv, 375 [Res. KF 3828.Z9 H47 1997]

Jarvis, Robert M.  Aids Law in a Nutshell.  2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1996.  Pp. xxvii, 309. [Res. KF 3803 .A54 A955 1996]

Military Law 

Shanor, Charles A. and L. Lynn Hogue. Military Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2013. Pp. xxiii, 338. [Res. KF 7210 .S52 2013]

Mortgages 

Bruce, Jon W. Real Estate Finance in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2009. Pp, xxvi, 287. [Res. KF 695.Z9 B78 2009]

Nelson, Grant S. and Dale A. Whitman. Real Estate Finance Law. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015. Pp. xv, 1264. [Res. KF 695.08 2015]

Negotiable Instruments 

Speidel, Richard E. and Steve H. Nickels. Negotiable Instruments and Check Collection (the new law) in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1993. Pp lxxi, 544. [Res. KF 957.Z9 W4 1993]

New York 

Siegel, David D. New York Practice. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. xxxi, 1180. [KFN 5995 .S56 2011]

Partnership 

Burke, Karen C. Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships in a Nutshell.  4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. lxiv, 427. [Res. KF 6452.Z9 B87 2013]

Gregory, William A. The Law of Agency and Partnership. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001. Pp. xxxi, 690. [Res. KF 1345.R48 2001]

Hynes, J. Dennis and Mark J. Loewenstein. Agency, Partnership, and the LLC in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xxiii, 666. [Res. KF 1375.Z9 H95 2012]

Pensions 

Conison, Jay. Employee Benefit Plans in a Nutshell. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003. Pp. lxxxv, 507. [Res. KF 3512.Z9 C68 2003]

Performing Arts 

Burr, Sherri.  Entertainment Law in a Nutshell.  3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West.  2013, Pp. xxxiii, 440.  [Res. KF 4290 .Z9 B87 2013]

Personal Property 

Burke, D. Barlow. Personal Property in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 1993. Pp. xxvii, 394. [Res. KF 705.Z9 B83 2003]

Petroleum Law 

Anderson, Owen L., Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxi, 804. [Res. KF 1849.H44 2004]

Lowe, John S. Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2014. Pp. xxix, 550. [Res. KF 1850 .L68 2014]

Probate Law 

Averill, Lawrence H. Uniform Probate Code in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2010. Pp. cx, 760. [Res. KF 765.Z95 A94 2010]

Products Liability 

David G. Owen. Products Liability in a Nutshell. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2015.  Pp. xxiii, 565. [Res. KF 1296.Z9 N6 2015]

Public Utilities 

Pierce, Richard J. and Ernest Gellhorn. Regulated Industries in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999. Pp. xxxi, 412. [Res. KF 2094.3 .G44 1999]

Real Property 

Bernhardt, Roger and Ann M. Burkhart.  Real Property in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. lxi, 576. [Res. KF 570.Z9 B47 2010]

Stoebuck, William B. and Dale A. Whitman. The Law of Property. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2000. Pp. xxiii, 1096. [Res. KF 570 .C86 2000]

Remedies 

Dobbs, Dan B. Law of Remedies: Damages, Equity, Restitution. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1993. Pp. cxlv, 972. [Res. KF 9010.D6 1993]

Tabb, William M. Remedies in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2013. Pp. xxiii, 355. [Res. KF 9010 .Z9 O36 2013]

Weaver, Russell L.  Principles of Remedies Law. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2011. Pp. xiv, 284.  [Res. Kf 9010 .Z9 .W43 2011]

Sales 

Miller, Frederick H. Sales and Leases of Goods in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2003. Pp. xci, 499. [Res. KF 915.Z9 S7 2003]

Securities 

Richard B. Hagendorn. Secured Transactions in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxxviii, 387. [Res. KF1050.B3 2007]

Hazen, Thomas Lee. The Law of Securities Regulation. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xxxiii, 862. [Res. KF 1439.H39 2009]

Thomas Lee Hazen. Securities Regulation in a Nutshell. 10th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xlix, 361. [Res. KF 1440 .R37 2009]

Sex Discrimination 

Thomas, Claire Sherman. Sex Discrimination in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1991. Pp. lxxv, 395. [Res. KF 4758.Z9 T48 1991]

Sports Law 

Champion, Walter T. Sports Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009. Pp. xxxix, 552. [Res. KF 3989 .Z9 C48 2009]

Tax Fraud 

Watson, Camilla E.  Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. liii, 456. [Res. KF 6324 .Z9 M67 2012]

Torts 

Dobbs, Dan B.  The Law of Torts.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. Pp xxxv, 1604.  [Res. KF 1250 .D63 2000]

Kionka, Edward J. Torts in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 563. [Res. KF 1250.Z9 K53 2010]

Prosser, William Lloyd and W. Page Keeton. Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1984. Pp. xxxi, 1286. [Res. KF 1250.P7 1984b]

Shapo, Marshall S.  Principles of Tort Law. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2010. Pp. xxviii, 595.  [Res. KF 1250 .S53 2010]

Toxic Torts 

Eggen, Jean Macchiaroli. Toxic Torts in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010. Pp. lviii, 470. [Res. KF 1299.H39 E37 2010]

Trials 

Bergman, Paul. Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2013. Pp. xx, 631. [Res. KF 8915.Z9 B47 2013]

Heglans, Kenney F. Trial and Clinical Skills in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxiii, 426. [Res. KF 8915.Z9 H43 2005]

Trusts 

Bogert, George Taylor. Trusts. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1987. Pp. xxix, 794. [Res. KF 730.B58 1987]

Mennell, Robert L., Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xxiii, 360. [Res. KF 755.Z9 M38 2012]

Unfair Trade 

McManis, Charles R. Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2013. Pp. xlvii, 567. [Res. KF 1610 .M35 2013]

Water Law 

Getches, David H. Water Law in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2008. Pp. lix, 492. [Res. KF 5569.3 .G48 2008]

Wills 

Mennel, Robert L. Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2012. Pp. xxiii, 360. [Res. KF 755.Z9 M38 2012]

White Collar Crime 

Podgor, Ellen S. and Jerold H. Israel. White Collar Crime in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xlvi, 481. [Res. KF 9350.Z9 P63 2009]

Workers' Compensation 

Hood, Jack B., Benjamin A. Hardy, Jr. and Harold S. Lewis, Jr. Workers' Compensation and Employee Protection Laws in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. 2011, Pp. xlix, 564. [Res. KF 3615 .Z9 H64 2011]

Zoning 

Juergensmeyer, Julian Conrad and Thomas E. Roberts.  Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. 2013. Pp. xxii, 660. [Res. KF 5692 .H3 2013]