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Legal Treatises by Subject

In this guide you will find general resources for various fields of law arranged alphabetically.


Aaron, Richard I. Bankruptcy Law Fundamentals. St. Paul, MN : West, Thomson Reuters, 2011- [KF1524 .A73] [Available electronically via Westlaw to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

This practice-oriented guide follows the steps of a bankruptcy case in the usual sequence, and includes an overview distinguishing bankruptcy choices under various chapters (7, 11, 12, and 13).

Collier, William Miller. Collier on Bankruptcy. Alan N. Resnick and Henry J. Sommer, editors-in chief. 16th ed., New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, 2009- (2019 Supplement) [KF1524 .C654 16th] [Available electronically via Lexis+ to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

This preeminent treatise on bankruptcy is considered one of the most comprehensive sources available on the subject. It includes analysis on several specific issues in bankruptcy as well as discussions of jurisdiction and procedure. Each chapter of the Bankruptcy Code and each of the bankruptcy rules are given extensive treatment, and practice forms are included.

Ginsberg, Robert E. and Martin, Robert D. Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy. Austin, TX : Wolters Kluwer law & Business, 2008- [Available electronically via Westlaw to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

This treatise is a practical “how-to” treatise for bankruptcy practice. It is organized around the steps of bankruptcy from petition to completion. Chapter 7, 11, 12, 13, and 15 cases are all covered, and sections on case management and forms aid in practice considerations.

Norton, Jr., William L. Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice. St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2010- [Available electronically via Westlaw to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

Intended as a comprehensive survey of all aspects of bankruptcy law and procedure, this source contains sections on the Bankruptcy code and rules as well as a dictionary of bankruptcy terms.

Sommer, Henry J. et al. Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice. 12th ed. Boston, MA : National Consumer Law Center, 2020 [KF1527 .S66 2020] [Available electronically via NCLC Digital Library to UNC Students and Faculty]. 

This treatise provides expert guidance and incisive analysis on all consumer bankruptcy topics, and is updated with new case law, new Bankruptcy Code dollar amounts, the new initial forms, rules effective December 1, 2019, and updated means test data.