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Study Aids: Print, Online and Flashcards Available for Checkout

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library. Topics available are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.

We also offer West Academic Study Aids online.  Series in our subscription include: Nutshells, Acing Series, Concepts and Insights, Gilbert Summaries, and Sum and Substance Audio. There are also subject matter overviews, interactive questions, exam style questions, outlines, videos, and case briefs.  Full instructions are here.

Online study aids from Aspen Publishing are available online as well. Series in our subscription include:  Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel CrunchTime, and more.  There are more than 200 titles plus video and audio lectures, covering 30 topics in our subscription.  Full instructions are here.

We also have a lot of in print titles of all your favorite study aid publishers available in the law library in A066.

In a Nutshell Study Aids Series Available Online or in Print

The popular Nutshell Study Aids Series is available in print or online via West Academic Study Aids.

To access the study aids, you must log into the law school proxy server using your 7-digit CSU ID number and the password you use to log into the computer lab. You also have the option to create a personal account. Full instructions are here.

Access to the online study aids is unlimited, so use them as often as you like.

Research Consultations for Research Help

If you need help with a paper, or other research project, the law library offers scheduled Research Consultations. Let us know what you have already completed and what areas you need help with, and a librarian will assist with finding resources and information. Most research consultations are approximately 30 minutes in length, depending on need.

 

The library also has several research guides designed to assist you in starting your research: Scholarly Writing, Finding Articles in Law Reviews and JournalsBluebooking and Legal Writing SoftwareResearch Databases, and Citation Checking.

Study Aids: Print, Online and Flashcards Available for Checkout

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library. Topics available are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.

We also offer West Academic Study Aids online.  Series in our subscription include: Nutshells, Acing Series, Concepts and Insights, Gilbert Summaries, and Sum and Substance Audio. There are also subject matter overviews, interactive questions, exam style questions, outlines, videos, and case briefs.  Full instructions are here.

Online study aids from Aspen Publishing are available online as well. Series in our subscription include:  Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel CrunchTime, and more.  There are more than 200 titles plus video and audio lectures, covering 30 topics in our subscription.  Full instructions are here.

We also have a lot of in print titles of all your favorite study aid publishers available in the law library in A066.

How to Read a Legal Opinion

Orin S. Kerr has written the perfect short essay for new law students: How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students (there are links to download the article or open in a PDF on the page). This article, originally published in 2007, has been updated and is still of great use to new law students. New students have a lot to learn regarding the Socratic Method and preparing to be called on in class. Kerr’s article helps by showing the structure of judicial opinions and what to look out for when reading them.