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Boleypalooza 2023: Study Aids

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Study Aids by Type

WA = West Academic Study Aids 
ALL = Aspen Learning Library Study Aids 
P = Print


Nutshell (WA, P) 

Short & Happy Guides (WA, P) 

In-depth Analysis

Aspen Student Treatises (P)

Concise Hornbooks (WA, P)

Hornbooks (WA, P)

Casenote Legal Briefs (ALL)


Black Letter Outlines (WA, P)

Emanuel Law Outlines (ALL, P)

Gilbert Law Summaries (WA, P)

Quick Reviews (WA)


Acing Series (WA, P)

Exam Pro (WA, P)

Examples & Explanations (ALL, P)

Glannon Guides (ALL, P)

Study Aids

Study aids are great study tools from the very first day of classes to studying for your exams. Boley Law Library has digital and print access to many of the top study aids. Find out more in our Study Aid Research Guide, but you can get started with the information below. You can find all of our digital study aids by going to our A-Z database list and selecting 'S' for study aid.

Online Study Aids

Cover image, Concise Hornbooks, Principles of Environmental Law by Craig Johnston and Melissa PowersThe West Academic Study Aids Collection provides access to hundreds of digital study materials, including: 

Titles authored by Lewis & Clark Faculty:

Included in the subscription are a number of titles written by your law professors, including Professors Pamela Frasch, Kathy Hesler, Craig Johnston, Robert Klonoff, and Melissa Powers.

 Click here to sign up for West Academic Study Aids (use your address). 

Creating an account will allow you to:

  • Save highlights, notes, and bookmarked pages
  • Download titles to mobile devices for offline use
  • Sync notes and highlights between devices

The Aspen Learning Library (ALL) offers online digital access to:

Titles authored by Lewis & Clark Faculty:

Included in the subscription are several titles written by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Brian Blum.

Register for a law school account to:

  • Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights
  • Add custom shelves and favorites

Timeline for Using Study Aids

Here is a basic timeline for finding and using study aids during the course of a semester.

For each of the following 1L Fall Semester courses of Contracts, Torts, and Civil Procedure:

Look at any supplemental texts your professor assigns. The library will have copies on reserve, so you can check them out for 3 hours at a time.

See if we have that supplemental text also available through our study aids online.

Use a Nutshell, Hornbook, or overview text to get a better understanding of the class. (Contracts in a Nutshell) Do this before classes begin or in the first couple of weeks of class.

As you move through the class, find an outline or other study aid that can help you understand the key concepts. (Emanuel Law Outlines) (Examples and Explanations) Read these along with your text throughout the semester. Use the outline to help create your own outline for studying.

Use Past Exams or exam prep study aids as you begin studying for finals. (Exam Pro or CrunchTime series)