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Law & Legal Studies: Locating Books on the Shelf

Information relating to the subjects of Law and Legal Studies.

Reading Call Numbers

Law & Legal Studies Books at CCNY

We use the Library of Congress call number system to organize more than one millions items in the CCNY libraries. The first letter(s) in the call number of a book indicate which subject area the book belongs to. Law and legal studies related books start with the letter 'K" and are located in Cohen Library. Some areas of political science may be of interest to law and legal studies research. Political Science related books start with the call letter "J". It can be fun to browse the shelves, but if you're in a hurry, you'll save time by looking up the call numbers of the specific books you need as there a thousands of books in some of these sections and some of them may be checked out.

Located on the 2nd Floor of Cohen Library

K= Law

J= Political Science

LAW Call Number Breakdown

 

K                             Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, International Trade, Human Rights

 

KD-KDK                British and Irish Law

 

KDZ                        Law of the Americas (OAS, NAFTA)

 

KE                          Canadian Law (federal)

 

KEA-KEY               Law of Canadian provinces and territories (e.g., KEA is law of Alberta, KEB is law of British Columbia)

 

KF                           United States Law

 

KF16-153              Legislative Documents, Statutes, Reports

 

KF154-170           Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Formbooks

 

KF220-224           Criminal Trials

 

KF240-251           Legal Research and Writing

 

KF261-334           Legal Education and Legal Profession

 

KF332                   State Bar Journals

 

KF350-382           U.S. Legal History and Jurisprudence

 

KF398-418           Equity, Conflict of Laws

 

KF501-553           Domestic Relations, Family Law

 

KF560-720           Property

 

KF726-780           Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills

 

KF801-1241         Contracts

 

KF1246-1327       Torts

 

KF1341-1480       Agency, Associations, Corporations

 

KF1501-1548       Bankruptcy

 

KF1601-1668       Trade Regulation, Antitrust

 

KF1681-2940       Regulated Industries

 

KF2971-3192       Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & Patent Law

 

KF3301-3580       Labor Law, Employment Discrimination

 

KF3941-3977       Public Safety

 

KF4101-4257       Education Law

 

KF4501-5130       Constitutional Law

 

KF5300-5332       Local Government Law

 

KF5336-5398       Government Employees

 

KF5500-5865       Public Property, Public Restraints on Private Property

 

KF6200-6795       Public Finance, Taxation

 

KF7201-7755       National Defense, Military Law

 

KF8201-8228       Indian Law

 

KF8700-8807       Court Organization and Procedure

 

KF8810-9075       Civil Procedure

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

 

J              General legislative and executive papers

 

JA           Political science (General)

 

JC            Political theory

 

JF            Political institutions and public administration

 

JJ             Political institutions and public administration (North America)

 

JK            Political institutions and public administration (United States)

 

JL            Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

 

JN           Political institutions and public administration (Europe)

 

JQ           Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

 

JS            Local government/Municipal government

 

JV           Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

 

JX            International law, see JZ and KZ (obsolete)

 

JZ            International relations

 

Note: Most public libraries do not own Law textbooks, however a professor may have put a copy on reserve loan (2hrs) in Cohen.