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Books for Nonlawyers in the Gallagher Law Library

A select list of books written for the nonlawyer on a range of subjects


The following is a selective list. For more titles, check the Law Library catalog. Hint: books aimed at nonlawyers often have "popular works" in the subject heading, so include that term in your catalog search, along with the subject in which you are interested.

Note that many books are from a publisher called Nolo. The Law Library usually puts the latest editions of the Nolo books in the Reference Area; earlier editions are available in the Classified Stacks.

See also the Gallagher guide on Sources of Free Legal Information on Washington State Law.


Guide Contributors

The following former law librarianship interns contributed to this guide:

  • Jorge Juarez (2004)
  • Susan Lupton (2004)
  • Ellen Richardson (2011)
  • Leslie Street (2007)
  • Colleen Williams (2003)
  • Samuel Williams (2017)