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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Modern federal jury instructions
5 volumes. Looseleaf.
Sand's is considered the most exhaustive title on federal jury instructions available. The introduction to the treatise explains that each charge included in this 8 volume set "satisfies the following criteria:" “1. It is an accurate statement of the law; 2. It is expressed in language which is comprehensible to the lay juror; and 3. It is as brief as the two other criteria will permit." Expert commentary on the recommended charges assures the lawyer they will be selecting the most effective language possible.
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