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Guide for First-Year Law Students: Course & Exam Prep

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. To access the online study aid library, visit the library's list of databases and click the link for Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library On-Campus Access or Off-Campus Access, following any prompts to login. 

CALI Lessons

Access free outlines and video lessons on dozens of subjects using CALI Online Lessons. These interactive tutorials are written by law professors and geared toward law students of every level.

Before you can access CALI lessons, you will need to create an account using the school's CALI authorization code, found in your orientation packet or available at the library. If you need a code, please email

Past Exams

A selection of past midterm and final exams from Detroit Mercy Law professors and instructors are available to current students on TWEN—just add the "Past Exams" course to your TWEN homepage. A password is required.

For assistance, please email