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Study Aids: Start Here

Finding and using study aids.

What are Study Aids?

Study aids (sometimes referred to as study guides or supplements) are created to help students in a variety of ways, including: 

  • to provide a broad overview of a legal topic;
  • help you understand specific concepts; and 
  • test your knowledge through practice questions, explanations, or model answers.

This guide highlights both online and print study aids.

Lewis & Clark Law School-specific resources include: 

  • Past Exams 

    Access past exams given by your Lewis & Clark Law School professors. Some past exam questions include sample answers. L&C username and password required for access.

  • SBA Student Outlines & Materials Database

    This is a database of outlines, notes, and exams written by students for various classes in past years. These documents are not meant to be a substitute for your own work, but should serve as a reference point to the organization and structure of the outlines and notes that you write. The outlines are student donations and may contain out-of-date information.

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, 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 (see instructions here)
  • Sync notes and highlights between devices

Aspen Learning Library (formerly Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library) offers online digital access to:

Register for a law school account to:

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

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

Practice Questions


All 1Ls are registered for BarBri's 1L Mastery program using their LC email address, which is also the username. If you do not remember your password, use the "Forgot Password" link to reset it.

Multiple choice quizzes on a variety of law school subjects.

To access Exam Pro quizzes, sign up for West Academic Study Aids using your email address.

A study aid that provides hypothetical questions with model answers. Includes titles by Lewis & Clark faculty, such as Contracts Examples & Explanations by Professor Brian Blum.

Print Study Aids

Most titles are sheCover image: Contracts E&E by Professor Brian Blumlved in the Study Aids section of the library, while a few are on Reserve behind the library desk. The most current editions are available for a three-hour checkout; older editions may be checked out for six weeks.

Available in print: 

In-depth Analysis



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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)

How to Sign Up for West Academic Study Aids

Free v. Paid Subscriptions

As part of your student status you have access to 100s of study aids for free. Included in this free access are books, recordings, and some subject based lessons.

If you are thinking about buying a subscription to a study aid, first check in the A-Z list under Study Aids to see if we have that same material before you buy.

If you prefer to study using flash cards, such as Law in a Flash, or commercial quizzes and short answer quizzes, then a subscription plan like EmanuelAYCE might be for you. Please note that all students have access to Emanuel Law Outlines and Crunchtimes via the Aspen Learning Library, no extra subscription needed.

If you have questions about what study aids are available to you for free, email us or stop by the reference desk and we'll be happy to help you.