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Trial Practice Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for research in the area of trial practice, including discovery, juries, brief writing and oral arguments.

Treatises on Trial Practice Generally

The trial practice treatises under this section have been grouped by general subject area for ease of access. While the library may have the originals in print, most of the current access is via Lexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg Law.

Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique

Criminal Law Advocacy

Finding Books: Catalog Searching Tips

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Subject Headings

The following subject headings may be useful when searching the library catalog for materials on the topic of trial practice:

  • Trial Practice--United States
  • Criminal Procedure--United States
  • Defense (Criminal Procedure)--United States
  • Cross-Examination--United States
  • Practice of Law--United States
  • Civil Procedure--United States