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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.

Need a Study Aid for Environmental Law? Print 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 research.services@law.csuohio.edu.

Acceptance in Contracts: A CALI Lesson to Help You Study

Offer and acceptance can cause some confusion in contracts law. Check out CALI’s lesson on acceptance to brush up on the topic.

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: Entertainment Law on Westlaw

Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts & Business Practices, available on Westlaw, is authored by Robert C. Lind, Patricia N. Acton, Thomas D. Selz, and Melvin Simensky. This five-volume set is geared toward business attorneys who structure entertainment deals, negotiate contracts, or litigate disputes involving the entertainment industry. The set is also useful for students, as there is a chapter devoted to the structure of the entertainment industry. The appendix contains many useful and relevant forms.

Check out our Sports & Entertainment Law research guide for more suggestions and information.

Meet a Database: CALI to Help You Study and Review

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.