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Guide for First-Year Law Students: Study Aids by Subject

Study Aids & Resources

Study aids are written in a more straightforward manner than case books and can be used to obtain a solid overview of legal topics and to review concepts learned in your first-year classes. 

The library has a number of study aids available on reserve to help students prepare for exams, including hornbooks, West's Nutshell series, Aspen's Examples & Explanations series, and LexisNexis's Questions & Answers series. A number of titles can be accessed through the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. To learn more, click HERE.

You can view a list of selected resources by clicking on one of the links below for information on a specific legal subject.

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

Other Resources

LexisNexis Area of Law Outlines and Westlaw 1L Outline Shells provide an overview of the essential topics of a legal subject and can be used to prepare for class, organize your notes, and study for exams.