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West Academic Study Aids

West Academic Study Aids are  available on the law library’s website under Law Databases. 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, 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, so use it as much as you like.

Study Room Reservations

Finals are approaching, so below is a review of our study rooms procedures and policies.

NOTE: Study rooms are used heavily during exams, so reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.

Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.

Reserve a Study Room Here

How to reserve a room for you or your group:

  1. Click the link above
  2. Use your CSU law email to reserve the room
  3. Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!)
  4. Hold your CSU ID over the sensor to unlock the room

Remember to bring your ID with you if you leave so you can get back in!

Need a Black Letter Outline? Try West Academic’s Online Study Aids

Black Letter Law Outlines such as Criminal Procedure are available through West Academic Study Aids. To access the study aids, you must log into the law school proxy server using the 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 available here.

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

To view all titles, go to our West Academic subscription.

Online Version of Principles of Cybersecurity Law Available via West Academic Study Aids

Principles of Cybersecurity Law by Michael S. Mireles and Jack L. Hobaugh Jr. is a concise hornbook that is very useful when preparing for finals. The link points to the library’s catalog entry in Scholar; from there, click the link and sign into 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 available here.

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

To view all titles, go to our West Academic subscription.

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.