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Legal Treatises by Subject: Introduction

Lists selected, notable treatises by subject which can be found in the Chastek Library. Links to the Westlaw, LexisNexis or Bloomberg Law versions are provided.

Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law

If a treatise is available through Westlaw, Lexis Advance, or Bloomberg Law, an embedded link is provided. Access is restricted to Gonzaga Law School students, staff, and faculty with current accounts.


This guide lists selected, notable legal treatises by subject. Most treatises are located in the Chastek Library, unless otherwise noted. Some treatises are available only through Westlaw, Lexis Advance, or Bloomberg Law (see note on sidebar).

Legal treatises provide an in-depth overview of a particular legal subject such as bankruptcy, patents, criminal procedure, etc. They provide an authoritative, exhaustive and highly organized explanation, analysis, and synthesis of the law. They are published in a variety of formats, including multi-volume sets, single volume works, and looseleaf binders.

Legal treatises are updated on varying schedules and some are not updated at all. Locate currency information for a particular title by checking Chester, the library’s public catalog.

To determine the titles of additional treatises, or to find those on subjects not addressed here, please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or call 509-313-3758.

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