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Child Law: Books

This guide includes resources for researching issues such as child abuse, children's rights, confidentiality of minors and other related topics.

Treatises, Hornbooks and Nutshells

Treatises are in-depth treatments of a legal subject written by scholars in the field. Consult them at any stage in your research -- whether you're looking for an overview of the subject or detailed analysis of a particular point of law.  Pay attention to the footnotes for references to other sources, both primary and secondary.  Identify them by their "_____ on _______" titles.

Hornbooks are shorter treatises written with law students and practitioners in mind.

Nutshells are brief, handy overviews of an area of law.  Pick one up when you want a quick introduction to a subject, or use as a reference or study guide.


Some books in our library:

Other Books

Most print resources on Children's Law can be found on the fourth floor in the Library Stacks and on reserve. Checking the catalog will also help find more information. The following list of subject headings may prove helpful:

Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States

Child Abuse

Informed consent (Medical law) -- United States

Pediatrics -- Law and legislation -- United States

Confidential communications -- Physicians -- United States

Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States

Child health services -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Child mental health services -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Teenagers -- Medical care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc 

Medicine, Preventive -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Preventive health services -- Handbooks, manuals, etc 

Preventive mental health services for children -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Preventive mental health services for teenagers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

Social work with children -- Handbooks, manuals, etc 

Social work with teenagers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc