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TMLL Research Guide - Chapter 3


USING RESTATEMENTS


The Restatements are multi-volume sets devoted to broad areas of the law such as torts, contracts, agency, and others. They are drafted by members of the American Law Institute, a group of legal scholars and professors. They tend to be highly detailed and analytical, and thus are more helpful for in-depth study than for an overview of any subject. They are heavily annotated (in separate volumes) with case law from all jurisdictions. Because they are highly regarded as the product of many distinguished legal scholars, they are sometimes cited in judicial opinions. In our library the various Restatements are shelved in call number order with other related topical materials on Level 2. Restatements are also electronically searchable on Lexis and Westlaw.

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