Using the Witkin Treatises

This guide introduces the four Witkin Treatises for researching California law.

How to Cite to Witkins

To cite a section of a Witkin Treatise use rule 15 in the Bluebook.  Here are some examples:


For Summary of California Law and California Practice

volume / author / treatise / chapter name / section

4 Witkin, Summary of Cal. Law (9th), Real Property § 100

2 Wiktin, Cal Procedure (3d), Courts § 200


For California Evidence and California Criminal Law

volume / author / treatise / section

3 Witkin, Cal. Evidence (3d), § 1700

4 Witkin and Epstein, Cal. Criminal Law (2d), § 2300