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Legal Treatises: California Law

Books (both print and online) that provide an excellent overview or an exhaustive analysis of an area of law. Practice guides are frequently listed.

Witkin California Law Treatises

Witkin treatises are:

  • Wide-ranging, with broad treatment of California substantive & procedural law,
  • Highly regarded in practice and often cited in opinions and court documents,
  • Easy to use in print, because each treatise has its own thorough index, and
  • Updated by pocket parts and supplements.

Other California Treatises & Practice Guides

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For more California treatises, check the tabs in this guide for the relevant subject area.

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You can also search for practice materials at the Law Library from popular California legal publishers:


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  • Click for direct online access.
  • In Bloomberg Law - password required
  •  In Lexis - password required
  •  In Westlaw - password required
  •  UCI only
  •  UCI Law only

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  • Click to see if the print version is checked out, or to get further details.

Call numbers & locations

  • Upstairs call numbers:
    • KF (current U.S. treatises)
  • Downstairs call numbers:
    • KFC (California treatises) 
    • K, KA - KE, KG - KX, KZ (Comparative, Foreign, and International materials)
  • Langson books are at Langson Library. See the UCI Libraries Maps.
  • Reserves books are upstairs, behind the Service Counter. Ask for them at the Counter.