Need to Know More About the Law?

We offer easy-to-read materials that cover everything from the basics of law to the details of specific historical cases.

The Nutshell Series

Over 160 Concise, Reliable Overviews Designed to Help You Learn

The Nutshell Series® is the most complete line of legal overviews available. Nutshells cover legal topics such as the basics of damages, remedies, and property law, as well as newer topics like the Internet, climate change, bioethics, gaming, and international human rights.

Written to be understood by the general reader, the Nutshell Series is great for:

  • Anyone who wants to understand topics relating to the law
  • Helping you understand the basics about different areas of law
  • Providing easy-to-understand detail about subjects you are interested in
  • Giving you context for some of your basic legal questions and concerns

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Short & Happy Guide Series

Quick, Simple Guides to the Basics

Law Stories Series

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Law

The Short & Happy Guide Series™ is designed to explain certain parts of law in very easy-to-understand terms. They are written by acclaimed law professors and are presented in educational, informative ways that incorporate a bit of humor to make them fun and easy to read.

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The Law Stories Series brings to life the groundbreaking cases within important areas of law. Stories combine narration and analysis to introduce the key participants and set the legal and historical context. Each book examines the immediate impact of the case, as well as the continuing significance of the case in shaping modern law.

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