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Past Exams Available Online

As you start to get serious about preparing for exams, don’t forget that we post professors’ past exams on the library website. You’ll need to login in with your CSU ID and pin. Whether to post and which exams to post is up to the individual professor. Some professors choose not to have their exams placed online, but many of them do provide us with examples. For the most part, you’ll only find the exam questions, without sample answers. Good luck as you start to study for exams!

Study Rooms Policy and Reservation Information

Reserve a Study Room Here

Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use. Note: they are heavily used during exams—so be sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:

  1. Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.
  2. Reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam period.
  3. Use your CSU law email to reserve the study room.
  4. Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!).
  5. Stop by the access services desk prior to going to your study room; a staff member will go with you to unlock it or confirm that the room has already been opened.

Get Your IT Questions Answered Tomorrow–Learning Commons 12-2pm

For our final Ebytes session of the semester, Rick Zhang from our Information Technology (IT) Department will be available to answer your technology-related questions. The session is on a drop-in basis from 12-2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15 in the Learning Commons. The most frequently asked questions this time of year are about exam software and device compatibility, but feel free to stop in with any technology-related queries.

Plenty of Study Aids Available

AO66 in the law library–That’s where you can get all the study aids available in print and on CD ready for you to check out.  Some of the most popular titles include:  Understanding, Q&A, Examples and Explanations, Sum and Substance, Nutshells, and Emanuel’s Outlines.

If a title is checked out don’t fret because we may have a copy available for use in the library in the reference section on the first floor.  Finally don’t forget we also have a lot of study aids available online in our digital study aids collection—you don’t even have to be in the library to check those out!

Flashcards Available

Do you like to use flashcards to study?

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library.

Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.  Depending on demand for the flashcards more titles may be added in the future.