Legal treatises are an extremely important legal research tool. It’s been a topic on this blog before and it’s something you should be aware of before you head off for your summer work. I’ve recently written a column for Student Lawyer magazine that I hope provides a good idea of why legal treatises are so useful.

Also, if you’re wondering if there is a good legal treatise in a specific area of law my two favorite resources are the Georgetown Law Library Treatise Finder and Harvard Law School Library’s Legal Treatises by Subject.