New York Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law in New York.

Encyclopedia, Practice Series & Treatises

New York Jurisprudence 2d

"The topically organized explanations and summaries of basic legal doctrines, together with the supporting primary law (cases, statutes, and court rules), present a comprehensive statement of New York civil and criminal law, both substantive and procedural."

New York Practice by David D. Siegel: 

Offers a detailed and comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles, and issues relating to New York practice. The federal chapter summarizes the civil jurisdiction and practice of the federal courts and compares and contrasts it with New York practice in a number of particulars.

New York Lawyers’ Practical Skills Series by N.Y. State Bar Association.

  • Formerly known as New York Lawyer's Deskbook and Formbook. 
  • In print: New York Lawyers Practical Skills Series: Law Library Call Number: varies. Each practice area volume is cataloged separately at Law Library. Last updated in 2022 at Law Library.

New York Civil Practice: CPLR by Jack B. Weistein et al.

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State Law Reviews & Bar Journals

Though New York is home to many law schools and legal organizations, thus the existence of a large number of academic law reviews and professional journals, the following law journals and periodicals focus on New York State:

New York Law Journal: Primarily legal news content. Also publishes some unpublished court opinions.

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Journal: Substantive articles relating to practice of law in New York state on business, criminal, elder, environmental, labor and employment, real property and trusts and estate law, as well as other general topics of interest to attorneys.

The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on HeinOnline (1946 - 2009, ceased)

The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (N.Y. City Bar) (1946 - 2009, ceased)

Albany Law Review: Publishes annual symposium issue on New York State Constitution.

Syracuse Law Review: Publishes an annual survey of New York law.

Touro Law Review: Publishes an annual issue on New York State Constitutional Law.

44th Street Notes (2004 - 2010, ceased in print) and 44th Street eNews (2004 - ): A newsletter of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York , contains articles, reports, announcement, and commentary.

NY Law Reviews & Journals on Lexis

NY Law Reviews & Journals on Westlaw

HeinOnline Law Journal Library: New York

Historical New York newspapers or periodicals on LLMC Digital

Historical Legal Treatises & Materials in General

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Legal blogs about a state's laws may be found on Justia's Blawg Directory.