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Municipal and Local Government Law: Books, Treatises & Practice Guides

Last Updated: May 22, 2018 12:12 PM




McCarthy, Local Government Law in a Nutshell, 5th ed. KF 5300 Z9 M3 2003 (Study Aids)

Treaties & Practitioners' Handbooks

Fontana, Municipal Liability: Law & Practice, 2nd ed. KF 1302 A2 F66 2007; Westlaw*

Gelfand, Suing & Defending Cities for Federal Constitutional Violations, 3rd ed. KF 5300 G45 2001 

Krane, Home Rule in America: A Fifty-State Handbook KF 5305 Z95 K73 2001 (Ref)

Martinez, Local Government Law KF 5300 S26 1981

McQullin, The Law of Municipal Corporations, 3rd ed. Rev. KF 5305 M34 1949 

Reynolds, Local Government Law. 3rd ed. KF 5300 R49 2009 (Reserve)

Stevenson, Antieau on Local Government Law, 2nd ed. KF 5300 A6 A52

Model Ordinances & Form Books

ABA, 2007 Model Code for Public Infrastructure Procurement KF 849 A8 2007 (Koren AV)

IMLA, IMLA Model Ordinance Service KF 5313 N56 1994

Matthews, Municipal Ordinances: Text & Forms, 2nd ed. KF 5313 M342 1972 (Forms, Koren AV); Westlaw*
NYSBA, New York Municipal Formbook, 2nd ed. KFN 5752 A65 K55 1999 (NY Alcove)


ABA, Disclosure Roles of Counsel in State and Local Government Securities Offerings, 3rd ed. KF 6775 D57 2009

ABA, Tax-Exempt Derivatives: A Guide to Legal Considerations for Lawyers, Finance Professionals, and Municipal Issuers KF 6775 C66 1994

Amdursky, Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice KF 6775 A96 1992

Ballard, ABCs of Arbitrage: Tax Rules for Investment of Bond Proceedings by Municipalities KF6775 .A93
Heide, The Handbook of Municipal Bonds HG 4952 H36 1994 (Lockwood)

Lamb, The Handbook of Municipal Bonds and Public Finance HG 4952 H33 1993 (Lockwood)

New York

NYS, Adopting Local Laws in New York via

NYS, Local Government Handbook (pdf)

Specialty Topics

Abbott, A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management For State and Local Governments KF 4850 L44 2005

Chumbler, Access to Government in the Computer Age: An Examination of State Public Records Law KF 5753 A94 2007 (Also Koren AV)

Lento, Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development KF 5729 L44 2005

Ross, Sword and Shield: A Practical Approach to Section 1983 Litigation, 3rd ed. KF 1325 C58 S96 2006

Salkin, Ethical Standards in the Public Sector, 2nd ed. KF 299 G6 E87 2008; Westlaw*


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