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Selected Print Resources

Below is a selection of books to assist first-year law students in their law school careers. For additional resources, please search the law library catalog, Murphy.

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Law School Success in a Nutshell - Ann M. Burkhart; Robert A. Stein
Call Number: KF283 .B871 2008 (Reserve)
ISBN: 031416779X
Publication Date: 2008

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Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win - Charles R. Calleros
Call Number: KF283 .C35 2007
ISBN: 073556356X
Publication Date: 2007

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Mastering the Law School Exam - Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Call Number: KF283 .D37 2007 (Reserve)
ISBN: 031416281X
Publication Date: 2007

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The Zen of Law School Success - Chad Noreuil
Call Number: KF283 .N67 2011
ISBN: 1611631211
Publication Date: 2011

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Acing Your First Year of Law School - Shana Connell Noyes; Henry S. Noyes
Call Number: KF283 .N69 2008
ISBN: 0837714109
Publication Date: 2008

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Succeeding in Law School - Herbert N. Ramy
Call Number: KF283 .R36 2010
ISBN: 1594607400
Publication Date: 2010

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Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer - Peter T. Wendel
Call Number: KF283 .W46 2009 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0735584753
Publication Date: 2009

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The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School - Charles H. Whitebread
Call Number: KF283 .W48 2003
ISBN: 0159003237
Publication Date: 2003

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Applying Law - Bradley J. Charles
Call Number: KF297 .C43 2011
ISBN: 1594609411
Publication Date: 2011

CALI Lessons

CALI lessons are free online tutorials that help students learn the law. There are lessons that will help teach you how to brief cases, outline, and succeed on law school exams.

Before you can access CALI lessons at, you’ll need to create a CALI account using the school’s CALI authorization code. The authorization code was included in your orientation packet along with a CD-ROM of the CALI tutorial library. If you can’t find your card, stop by the circulation desk, or email


Sample Exams

Past exams are available in the library, located on the shelves behind the reference desk. They are black bound volumes and organized by year and semester. There are also a number of model answers (provided by professors) available at the circulation desk.


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