Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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An introduction to the legal system of the United States
This is a brief introducion to the study of American law. The author provides an explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system. This includes an historical background, information on the judicial system, case law, the legislative system, statutes and secondary authority. Appendix One, Reading Case Law and Statutes, contains exercises to help with understanding statutes and cases and their meanings in relation to other statutes, and similar cases. Appendix two is a list of selected readings to provide more information on the issues and topics raised.
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