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1L Survival Guide: Course Materials

Course Reserves

Faculty place books and other items on reserve in the library and these items may be checked out from the Library Desk. You can search for course reserves by course number, item title, author or keyword. 

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Commercial Outlines

The law library provides access to the following outlines; other titles can be purchased online. 

Student-Created Outlines

Study Aids

While these publications provide less detail than treatises and casebooks, study aids can be a valuable introduction to an unfamiliar area of the law. The library has a number of study aids on reserve, while older editions are available in the stacks. Below is a sample of the study aids we have available for checkout; use the catalog to search by title or keyword to find others. The library also provides access to West Academic Study Aids and Aspen Learning Library online

Tip: Search for "Nutshell," "Examples and Explanations Series," "Understanding Series," and "Mastering Series."

Where can you find the various types of studies aids in this list? Use the key below: 

These titles provide an overview of a specific area of law.

These titles provide an in-depth analysis of a specific area of law.

These titles are problem-based and contain questions with model answers and explanations. These are particularly good titles for preparing for exams.

Course Sites

Most law school professors use TWEN for their course sites. Click the link below to access all L&C TWEN courses.

If you are not automatically added to a classroom for TWEN by your professor, you can manually add yourself by going to the TWEN page, selecting the arrow next to the words "Manage Courses", select "Add Course". Next find your course on the list of available courses and select the "Add+" tab. If you can not find your class, contact your professor. They may be using a different classroom management system.

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