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Blackacre Got You Confused? Property and Other Study Aids Available for Checkout

The law library has study aids available in print and on CD for checkout. Some of the most popular titles, which address many areas of law, include: UnderstandingQ&AExamples and ExplanationsSum and SubstanceNutshells, and Emanuel’s OutlinesLaw in a Flash flashcards are also available for checkout. Topics currently available are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.

As our stacks are closed this semester, you can request study aids through our catalog, Scholar. Once you’ve requested an item, it will be available for pickup in the law library or through our curbside pickup option. For assistance in finding a study aid, contact us at

Meet a Treatise: Sports Law Practice

Sports Law Practice by longtime practitioners Martin Greenberg and James Gray is a top resource for students and lawyers.

This two-volume set covers the law of sports along with practice aids, sample forms, checklists, and examples. The title is also available on Lexis.

Our Sports & Entertainment Law research guide contains more suggestions and information.

Review the Ins and Outs of Automobile Searches with CALI

Having difficulty understanding automobile searches in your Criminal Procedure class? CALI has a lesson on the topic to help.

CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials published by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. With our school’s membership, you have access to hundreds of lessons in dozens of subjects: ConLaw, CivPro, Torts, Property, Contracts—all 1L classes and many upper-level subjects are covered.

You must have an account with CALI to access the lessons; registration requires our school’s authorization code. Get the CALI authorization code by clicking on the link and signing in to your C|M|LAW account (CSU ID and password).

Check out all the databases available for research from our database page.

Meet a Treatise: The Law of Trusts and Trustees

The Law of Trusts and Trustees by George G. and George T. Bogert is a longstanding go-to treatise on Trusts that is now in its third edition. The current editor is Amy Morris Hess.

This comprehensive treatise covers trust statutes, rules, regulations, and court decisions. It encompasses the entire field of modern trust uses for both personal and business trusts. It also contains step-by-step guidance in planning an estate, including forms.


Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell? Access it Online with West Academic Study Aids

West Academic Study Aids are now available electronically and can be accessed through the law library’s Research Databases guide. Hundreds of titles are available that cover most law school courses. Some of the popular study aid series 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.

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 study aids is unlimited.