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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2009. Pp. xxiii, 521. [Res. HF 5635.M58 2009]

Administrative Law

Aman, Alfred C. and William T. Mayton. Administrative Law. 2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2001. Pp. xxv, 971. [Res. KF 5402 .A8 2001]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xliii, 414. [Res. KF 1105 .M34 2005]

Schoenbaum, Thomas J. Admiralty and Maritime Law. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2004. Pp. xix, 1316 [Res. KF 1104 .S36 2004]

Aged

Frolik, Lawrence A. and Richard L. Kaplan. 4th ed.  Elder Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2006. Pp. xxi, 437. [Res. KF 390.A4 F752 2006]

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. 4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xxiii, 558. [Res. KF 1375.Z9 H95 2008]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxiii, 841. [Res. KF 1649.H68 2005]

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.  St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xx, 370.  [Res. KF 9085 .Z9 C37 2009]

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. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp xvi, 491. [Res. KF 975 .L68 2009]

Malloy, Michael P. Principles of Bank Regulation.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003.  Pp. xxiii, 495.  [Res. KF 974.M35 2003]

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. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxxiv, 474. [Res. KF 1501.Z9 E67 2005]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. 359. [Res. KFC  995.A7 S58 2008]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xix, 964. [Res. KF 8840 .F72 2005]

Kane, Mary Kay. Civil Procedure in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxxiii, 311. [Res. KF 8841 .K36 2007]

Civil Rights

Collins, Michael G. Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2006. Pp. lvii, 417. [Res. KF 1325.C58 C65 2006]

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.  3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xliii, 443.  [Res. KF 8896 .Z9 K586 2007]

Coastal Zone Management

Christie, Donna R and Richard G. Hildreth.  Coastal and Ocean Management Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxxiii, 446. [Res. KF 5627.Z9 C48 2007]

Commercial Law

Stone, Bradford and Kristen D. Adams. Uniform Commercial Code in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. clxxxvi, 696. [Res. KF 889.3 .S68 2008]

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. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1988. Pp. xxxvii, 432. [LC Collection KF 526.Z9 M46 1988]

Comparative Law

Glendon, Mary Ann, Paolo G. Carozza, and Colin B. Picker. 3rd ed. Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 1999. Pp. vii, 366.  [Res. K 560 .G43 2008]

Conflict of Laws

Scoles, Eugene F. Conflict of Laws. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxxi, 1565. [Res. KF 411.S28 2004]

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. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xcviii, 709. [Res. KF 4550.Z9 B35 2009]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. 6 v. [Res. KF 4550 .R63 2007]

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. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xxxiii, 577. [Res. KF 801.Z9 S3 2006]

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. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2007. Pp. lxxxiv, 460. [Res. KF 6465 .S58 2007]

Corporations

Gevurtz, Franklin. Corporation Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. Pp. xix, 792.  [Res. KF 1413 .G49 2000]

Hamilton, Robert W. The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2000. Pp. xxxi, 713. [Res. KF 1414.3 .H35 2000]

Burke, Karen C.  Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Stockholders in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2007. Pp. lxxxiv, 460. [Res. KF 6465 .S58 2007]

Correctional Law

Branham, Lynn S. The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxxi, 456. [Res. KF 9728.Z9 B73 2005]

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.  7th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2006. Pp. lxi, 539. [Res. KF 9619.3 .I8 2006]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xix, 453. [Res. KF 9619 .W42 2008]

Debtor and Creditor

Epstein, David G. Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxxiv, 474. [Res. KF 1501.Z9 E67 2005]

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. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009. Pp. liii, 332. [Res. KF 3464.Z9 P55 2009]

Dispute Resolution

Nolan-Haley, Jacqueline M. Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2008. Pp. xxiv, 490. [Res. KF 9084 .Z9 N65 2008]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2007. Pp. xix, 416. [Res. K 487.E3 H37 2007]

Educational Law

Alexander, Kern and M. David Alexander. The Law of Schools, Students, and Teachers in a Nutshell. 4th ed.St. Paul, MN: Thomson Reuters, 2009. Pp, lvi, 593. [Res. KF 4119.3 .A43 2009]

Environmental Law

Findley, Roger W. and Daniel A. Farber. Environmental Law in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xvii, 344. [Res. KF 3775.Z9 F56 2008]

Guruswamy, Lakshman D. International Environmental Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xlv, 721. [Res. K 3585.6 .G87 2007]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2004. Pp. xv, 396. [Res. KF 750.L9 2004]

Estate Taxation

McNulty, John K. and Grayson M.P. McCouch. Federal Estate and Gift Taxation in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2003. Pp. lxi, 492. [Res. KF 6572.Z9 M3 2003]

Evidence

Broun, Kenneth S.  McCormick on Evidence. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. xix, 633. [Res. KF 8935.M29 2006]

Graham, Michael H. Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xli, 642. [Res. KF 8935.Z9 G7 2007]

Lilly, Graham C. Principles of Evidence. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009. Pp. xxiii, 478.  [KF 8935 .L54 2009]

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. 2nd. ed.   St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxvii, 729.  [Res. KF 8935 .P368 2004]

Rothstein, Paul F. and Myrna S. Raeder, David L. Crump. Evidence in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xlix, 664.  [Res. KF 8935 .Z9 R6 2007]

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. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xv, 351. [Res. K 3943 .W54 2009]

Future Interests

McGovern, William M.and Sheldon F. Kurtz. Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Including Taxation and Future Interests. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xix, 844. [KF 755 .M34 2004]

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

Keyes, W. Noel. Government Contracts in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. lix, 588. [Res. KF 850 .K49 2004]

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]

Tucker, Bonnie Poitras and Adam A. Milani. Federal Disability Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2004. Pp.536. [Res. KF 480.Z9 T83 2004]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. lxxxix, 656. [Res. KF 4819.3 .W4 2005]

Indian Law

Canby, William C. American Indian Law in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009. Pp. lvii, 548. [Res. KF 8205.Z9 C36 2009]

Income Taxation

McNulty, John K. and Daniel J. Lathrope. Federal Income Taxation of Individuals in a Nutshell. 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2004. Pp. lxxix, 531. [Res. KF 6369.3 .M3 2004]

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. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2003. Pp. lxi, 492. [Res. KF 6572.Z9 M3 2003]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2007. [Res. KF 2980.M52 2007]

International Law

Buergenthal, Thomas.  Public International Law in a Nutshell.  4th ed.  St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2007. Pp. xxxv, 403.  [KZ 3092 .B84 2007]

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout. European Union Law in a Nutshell. 6th ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xxii, 391. [Res. KJE 949.F55 2008]

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. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: West. 2009.  Pp. xv, 351. [Res. K3943 .W54 2009]

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. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. lix, 548. [Res. KF 6419.Z9 D64 2008]

International Trade

Folsom, Ralph Haughwout, Michael Wallace Gordon, and John A. Spanogle, Jr. International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009. p. xv, 324. [Res. K3943 .F65 2004]

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.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2006. Pp. xvii, 382.  [Res.  KF 8858 .P45 2006]

Wright, Charles Allen and Mary Kay Kane. The Law of Federal Courts. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2002. Pp. xix, 983. [Res. KF 8840.W7 2002]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. lxiii, 404. [Res. KF 5605.G58 2006]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2004. Pp. xxix, 326. [Res. KF 590.Z9 H45 2004]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp xix, 453. [Res. KF 273.H4 2008]

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. 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xv, 507. [Res. KF 240 .C54 2007]

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. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. lxiii, 695. [Res. KF 2750.Z9 Z8 2007]

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. 2nd. ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2003.  Pp. xxxv, 316. [Res. KF 2905.3 .K56 2003]

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. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1999. Pp. xxxv, 464. [Res. KF 3821 .Z9 H35 1999]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 2003. Pp. xxxvi, 469. [Res. KF 7210 .S52 2003]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xviii, 1355. [Res. KF 695.08 2007]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxxv, 1146. [KFN 5995 .S56 2005]

Partnership

Burke, Karen C. Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships in a Nutshell.  3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. lxix, 398. [Res. KF 6452.Z9 B87 2005]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008. Pp. xxiii, 558. [Res. KF 1375.Z9 H95 2008]

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.  2nd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West.  2007, Pp. xxxix, 338.  [Res. KF 4290 .Z9 B87 2007]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. xxxv, 496. [Res. KF 1850 .L68 2009]

Probate Law

Averill, Lawrence H. Uniform Probate Code in a Nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001. Pp. xciii, 616. [Res. KF 765.Z95 A94 2001]

Products Liability

David G. Owen. Products Liability in a Nutshell. 8th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008.  Pp. xxxvi, 555. [Res. KF 1296.Z9 N6 2008]

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. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. lv, 444. [Res. KF 570.Z9 B47 2005]

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. and Elaine W. Shoben. Remedies in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxv, 272. [Res. KF 9010 .Z9 O36 2005]

Weaver, Russell L.  Principles of Remedies Law.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xv, 245.  [Res. Kf 9010 .Z9 .W43 2007]

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. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxvii, 484. [Res. KF 3989 .Z9 C48 2005]

Tax Fraud

Watson, Camilla E.  Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell. 3rd ed.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2006. Pp. li, 431. [Res. KF 6324 .Z9 M67 2006]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. xxvii, 515. [Res. KF 1250.Z9 K53 2005]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2005. Pp. lvii, 416. [Res. KF 1299.H39 E37 2005]

Trials

Bergman, Paul. Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West Publishing, 2006. Pp. xxv, 526. [Res. KF 8915.Z9 B47 2006]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxiii, 357. [Res. KF 755.Z9 M38 2007]

Unfair Trade

McManis, Charles R. Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009. Pp. lx, 533. [Res. KF 1610 .M35 2009]

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. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007. Pp. xxiii, 357. [Res. KF 755.Z9 M38 2007]

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. 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. 2005, Pp. xlviii, 543. [Res. KF 3615 .Z9 H64 2005]

Zoning

Juergensmeyer, Julian Conrad and Thomas E. Roberts.  Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. 2007. Pp. xxvi, 718. [Res. KF 5692 .H3 2007]