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Study Aid books  
  • Latest editions can be requested from the 1st floor Circulation desk and loaned out for 24 hours
  • Older editions are located on the 2nd & 3rd floors and may be loaned out for 6 weeks

 

Flash Cards and Audio CDs  
  • Located at the 1st floor Circulation desk
  • Flash cards are loaned out for 5 hours, for use in the law building only 
  • Audio CDs are loaned out for 2 weeks

Study Aids by Series

West Academic's Acing Series® presents hypothetical problems and sample answers. Also features a checklist format with sequential questions to help fully evaluate a subject.


Click a title below to view availability. If available, please request it from the circulation desk.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

West Academic's Concepts and Insights Series®  offers concise, conceptual overviews by leading casebook authors.


Listed below are the most current editions, which can be requested from the circulation desk. Click a title below to view availability.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

Go to our catalog to view all books in the Concepts and Insights series, including the older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.


 

West Academic's Concise Hornbook Series™ includes brief chapter outlines, followed by factually-based problems, analysis, likely outcomes, and current citations of the laws.


Listed below are the most current editions, which can be requested from the circulation desk. Click a title below to view availability.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

Go to our catalog to view all books in the Concise Hornbook series, including the older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.


 

Wolters Kluwer's Emanuel CrunchTime® series contains sample exam and essay questions with model answers, flowcharts, and capsule summaries.


Listed below are the most current editions, which can be requested from the circulation desk. Click a title below to view availability.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

Go to our catalog to view all books in the Crunchtime series, including the older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.


 

Wolters Kluwer's Examples & Explanations® (E & E) series provides hypothetical questions with detailed explanations and analysis of concepts.


The law library's most current editions on 1L course topics are listed below.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(You may browse all our E & E covering all topics, including older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.)

Wolters Kluwer's Glannon Guides® series provide explanations of concepts interspersed with hypotheticals. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained.


Listed below are the most current editions, which can be requested from the circulation desk. Click a title below to view availability.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

Go to our catalog to view all books in the Glannon Guide series, including the older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.


 

The Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series chapters have bulleted roadmaps and interspersed checkpoints. Includes a master checklist for review.


The law library's most current editions on 1L course topics are listed below.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(You may browse all our Mastering covering all topics, including older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.)

West Academic's Nutshell Series®  books explain the most important issues of law, highlighting key cases and statutes, in a condensed format.


The law library's most current editions on 1L course topics are listed below.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(You may browse all our Nutshells covering all topics, including older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.)

Carolina Academic Press Questions & Answers (Q & A) series books feature multiple-choice questions with detailed explanations, short-answer questions with brief model answer, and comprehensive "practice final exam".


The law library's most current editions on 1L course topics are listed below.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(You may browse all our Q & A books covering all topics, including older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.)

The Understanding® series includes clear organization of basic concepts and major cases; in-depth analysis of topics; use of footnotes to provide primary and secondary support.


The law library's most current editions on 1L course topics are listed below.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(You may browse all our Understanding covering all topics, including older editions which can be checked out for 6 weeks.)

The Emanuel® Law in a Flash flashcards review important definitions, hypotheticals, and black letter law. Each card has a question on one side and a concise answer on the reverse side. Diamond-marked cards identify which ones to use for last minute prep.


Location: 1st floor Circulation desk. For in-building use only. Checkout duration: 5 hours
You can browse all flashcards in the law library catalog.

Sum & Substance audio CDs provides Quick Reference Indexing, allowing you to quickly locate every topic in the entire recording. Also provided are exam tips to maximize your performance.


Location: 1st floor Circulation desk. Checkout duration: 2 weeks.
You can browse all S & S audio CDs in the law library catalog.

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Study Aids by Topic

You may view our resources to help with studying for the Bar Exam at the bottom of the page in the Study Aids by Topic - Other section.

Listed below are the most current editions, which can be requested from the circulation desk. Click a title below to view availability.
Checkout duration: 24 hours

Several older editions are located on the 3rd floor. Checkout duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Civil Procedure study guide books, located on the 3rd floor. Click the title link to view availability.
TITLE SERIES CALL#
Civil Procedure / Richard D. Freer Aspen Treatise​ KF 8839 .F745 2009
Civil Procedure / Samuel Issacharoff (3rd ed.) Concepts & Insights KF 8840 .I87 2012
Principles of Civil Procedure /  Kevin Clermont Concise Hornbook KF 8840 .C58 2015
Civil Procedure / Steven Emanuel CrunchTime KF 8841 .E524 2011
Civil Procedure / Joseph Glannon E & E KF 8841 .G59 2013
Civil procedure / Joseph W. Glannon E & E KF 8839 .G43 2008
The Glannon guide to civil procedure / Joseph W. Glannon Glannon Guides KF 8841 .G59 2009
Civil procedure by Jack H. Friedenthal Hornbook KF 8840 .F75 2015
A student's guide to the federal rules of civil procedure by Steven Baicker-McKee Student's Guide to... KF 8841 .B35 2013
Civil procedure / William V. Dorsaneo Q & A KF 8841 .D67 2012
Understanding civil procedure / Gene R. Shreve Understanding KF 8840 .S37 2009
Civil procedure by Larry L. Teply University Textbook KF 8840 .T46 2009

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(Several other editions are located on the 3rd floor. Checkout duration is 6 weeks.)


Other editions of Constitutional Law study guide books, located on the 3rd floor. Click the title link to see availability.
TITLE SERIES CALL#
Constitutional Law: principles and policies (4th ed.) Aspen student treatise series KF4550 .C425 2011
Principles of Constitutional Law (4th ed.) Concise Hornbook KF4550.Z9 N69 2010
Constitutional Law (13th ed.) CrunchTime KF 4550 .Z9 E523 2015
Constitutional Law (12th ed.) CrunchTime KF4550 .Z9 E523 2013
Constitutional Law (11th ed.) CrunchTime KF 4550 .Z9 E523 2012
Constitutional Law: individual rights (6th ed.) E & E KF4749 .I34 2013
Constitutional Law: individual rights (5th ed.) E & E KF4749 .I34 2010
Constitutional Law: national power and federalism (6th ed.) E & E KF4550 .M29 2013
Constitutional Law: national power and federalism (5th ed.) E & E KF4550 .M29 2010
Constitutional Law: individual rights and liberties (2012 ed.) Glannon Guide KF4750 .D46 2012
Constitutional Law (8th ed.) Hornbook KF4550 .N69 2010
Mastering Constitutional Law (2009 ed.) Mastering (Carolina Academic Press) KF4550 .K59 2009
Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (7th ed.) Nutshell KF4550 .Z9 B27 2009
The First Amendment by Daniel A. Farber (3rd ed.) Concepts & Insights KF4770 .F42 2010
The First Amendment by Russell L. Weaver (2nd ed.) Q & A KF4770 .W427 2010
Understanding the First Amendment by Russell L. Weaver (4th ed.) Understanding (Carolina Academic Press) KF4770 .W43 2012

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(Several other editions are located on the 2nd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks. Most have a similar call# to the newer editions.)


Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(Several other editions are located on the 3rd floor. Checkout duration is 6 weeks.)


 

Other editions of Criminal Law study guide books, located on the 3rd floor. Click the title link to see availability.
TITLE SERIES CALL#
Inside criminal law : what matters and why / John M. Burkoff Aspen Publishers' Inside KF9219 .B83 2011
Principles of criminal law / Wayne R. LaFave Concise Hornbook KF9219.85 .L34 2010
Criminal Law / Richard Singer E & E KF 9219.85 .S58 2013
Criminal law / Richard G. Singer E & E KF9219.85 .S58 2010
The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law / Laurie L. Levenson Glannon Guide KF9219.85 .L47 2015
The Glannon guide to criminal law : learning criminal law through multiple-choice questions and analysis / Laurie L. Levenson Glannon Guide KF9219.85 .L47 2012
Criminal law / Wayne R. LaFave Hornbook KF9219 .L38 2017
Mastering criminal law / Ellen S. Podgor Mastering KF9219 .P63 2008
Criminal Law / Emily Levine Q & A KF 9219.85 .L48 2012
Understanding criminal law / Joshua Dressler Understanding KF9219 .D74 2012
Understanding criminal law / Joshua Dressler Understanding KF9219 .D74 2009

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Click the title to see location and availability.


Browse all books under the subject Practice of Law - United States in our catalog, sorted by publication date.
Browse all books under the subject Law - Study and Teaching in our catalog, sorted by publication date.

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(Several other editions are located on the 2nd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks. Most have a similar call# to the newer editions.)


 

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
(Several other editions are located on the 2nd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks. Most have a similar call# to the newer editions.)


Click a title link to view location and availability.

TITLE & PUBLICATION DATE CALL# SERIES
The Bluebook. 2015, 20th ed. KF 245 .U55 2015  
Just Writing: Grammer, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer.  2013, 4th ed. KF 250 .E56 2013 Aspen Coursebook
Just Writing: Grammer, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer. 2009, 3rd ed.
Supplementary CD-ROM with Exercises available from Circulation desk.
KF 250 .E56 2009 Aspen Coursebook
A lawyer writes: a practical guide to legal analysis. 2018, 3rd ed. KF 250 .C68 2018 Carolina Academic Press
Academic legal writing: law review articles, student notes, seminar papers, and getting on law review. 2016, 5th ed. KF 250 .V65 2016  
Advocacy words: a thesaurus. 2013, Expanded 3rd ed. K 50 .D74 2013  
Aspen handbook for legal writers: a practical reference. 2013, 3rd ed. KF 250 .B68 2013 Aspen Coursebook
Black letters: an ethnography of a beginning legal writing course. 2010. KF 250 .C347 2010  
Concise guide to legal research and writing. 2014, 2nd ed. KF 240 .B678 2014 Aspen College
Effective lawyering: a checklist approach to legal writing and oral argument. 2012, 2nd ed. KF 250 .P37 2012  
Experiential legal writing: analysis, process, and documents. 2011. KF 250 .D66 2011 Aspen Coursebook
The grammar and writing handbook for lawyers. 2011. KF 250 .E84 2011 ABA
Grammar, punctuation & style: a quick guide for lawyers and other writers. 2013. KF 250 .C87 2013  
Guide to legal writing style. 2011, 5th ed. KF 250 .L3913 2011 Aspen Coursebook
Introduction to advocacy: research, writing, and argument. 2013, 8th ed. KF 281 .A2 I58 2013 University Casebook
Journey to excellence in legal writing. 2011. KF 250 .N489 2011  
The lawyer's essential guide to writing: proven tools and techniques. 2011. KF 250 .B83 2011 ABA
Legal analysis and writing. 2013, 4th ed. KF 250 .P88 2013  
Legal drafting in a nutshell. 2016, 4th ed. KF 250 .K86 2016 Nutshell
Legal method and writing. 2011, 6th ed. KF 250 .C345 2011 Aspen Coursebook
Legal reasoning, research, and writing for international graduate students. 2012, 3rd ed. KF 240 .N43 2012 Aspen Coursebook
Legal reasoning, writing, and other lawyering skills. 2011, 3rd ed. KF 250 .S568 2011  
Legal Research. 2017 KF 240 .P65 2017 E & E
Legal research in a nutshell. 2016, 12th ed. KF 240 .C54 2016 Nutshell
Legal writing. 2011, 2nd ed. KF 250 .N484 2011 Aspen Coursebook
Legal writing. 2014, 2nd ed. KF 250 .L398 2014 E & E
Legal writing: a contemporary approach. 2014. KF 250 .S53 2014  
Legal writing and analysis. 2011, 3rd ed. KF 250 .E378 2011  
Legal writing and analysis in a nutshell. 2017, 5th ed. KF250 .B34 2017 Nutshell
Legal writing and other lawyering skills. 2010, 5th ed. KF 250 .S38 2010  
Legal writing exercises: a case file and formula-based approach to legal reasoning. 2010. KF 250 .T466 2010 American Casebook
Legal writing: getting it right and getting it written. 2018, 6th ed. KF 250 .R39 2018 American Casebook
Legal writing: how to write legal briefs, memos, and other legal documents in a clear and concise style. 2009. KF 250 .M372 2009  
Legal writing in the disciplines: a guide to legal writing mastery. 2012. Has accompanying CD-ROM. KF 250 .M39 2012  
Legal writing: process, analysis, and organization. 2010, 5th ed. KF 250 .E38 2010  
Legal writing style. 2018, 3rd ed. KF 250 .W45 2018 Hornbook
The legal writing survival guide. 2012. KF 250 .S65 2012  
The Legal writing workshop: better writing, one case at a time. 2010, 1st ed. KF 250 .P79 2010  
Mastering legal analysis and drafting. 2009. KF 250 .K86 2009 Mastering
Persuasive legal writing. 2011, 3rd ed. KF 250 .S54 2011 Aspen Coursebook
Plain English for drafting statutes and rules. 2012. KF 250 .M365 2012  
Pleasing the court: writing ethical and effective briefs. 2011. KF 250 .F53 2011  
Point made: how to write like the nations's top advocates. 2011. KF 251 .G83 2011  
Point taken: how to write like the world's best judges. 2015. KF 251 .G83 2015  
The pre-writing handbook for law students: a step-by-step guide. 2013. KF 250 .G73 2013  
Principles of Legal Research. 2015, 2nd ed. KF 240 .O378 2015 Concise Hornbook
Professional writing for lawyers: skills and responsibilities.  2012, 2nd ed. KF 250 .J64 2012  
The Redbook: a manual on legal style. 2018, 4th ed. KF 250 .G375 2018  
The Redbook: a manual on legal style. 2013, 3rd ed. KF 250 .G375 2013  
Scholarly writing for law students: seminar papers, law review notes and law review competition papers. 2011, 4th ed. KF 250 .F35 2011  
Scholarly writing: ideas, examples, and execution. 2012, 2nd ed. KF 250 .C528 2012  
The science behind the art of legal writing. 2015. K 94 .C358 2015  
Successful legal analysis and writing: the fundamentals.  2010, 3rd ed. KF 250 .C53 2010  
The Tao of legal writing. 2009. KF 250 .S85 2009  
Writing and analysis in the law. 2013, 6th ed. KF 250 .S5 2013  
Writing for law practice: advanced legal writing. 2015, 3rd ed. KF 250 .F353 2015  
Writing for litigation. 2011. KF 250 .B75 2011 Aspen Coursebook
Writing shorter legal documents: strategies for faster and better editing. 2011. KF 250 .O848 2011 ABA
Writing to win: the legal writer. 2012, 1st rev. ed. KF 250 .S8 2012  
Your client's story: persuasive legal writing. 2013. KF 250 .R633 2013 Aspen Coursebook

We are currently in the process of adding study aids that cover the 2L priority courses and other upper-level courses to our Study Aids guide.
The ongoing list is at the bottom of this page in the Study Aids by Topic - Other section.

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Study Aids by Topic - Other

Our most current editions of bar exam study aids.
Click the title to see availability and location.


TITLE Publication Date
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements / ABA & NCBE
(The complete text is also available online from the NCBE website)
2018
Law School Essentials: First-Year Review (Themis Bar Review) 2016
Constitutional law (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Contracts (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Criminal law and procedure (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Emanuel confidential: for your last few hours before the MBE (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Emanuel's essentials (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Evidence (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
MBE self-assessment test (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Real property (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Simulated MBE (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
Torts (Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE) 2010
MBE early bar prep: multistate advantage: workshop #1 2010
MBE preview: multistate advantage: workshop #2 2010
Strategies & tactics for the MBE: multistate bar exam 2010
Strategies & tactics for the Finz multistate method 2010
Multistate bar exam [flashcards] 2012
Multistate performance test MPT review 2017
Multistate essay exam (MEE) review 2017
Scoring high on bar exam essays by Mary Campbell Gallagher 2006
Strategies & tactics for the MPRE: multistate professional responsibility exam 2014
Strategies & tactics for the MPRE: multistate professional responsibility exam 2009
The bar exam in a nutshell by Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus 2016
Clearing the last hurdle: mapping success on the bar exam by Wanda M. Temm 2015
If I don't pass the bar I'll die: 73 ways to keep stress and worry from affecting your performance on the bar exam by Rosemary La Puma 2008
Pass the bar exam: a practical guide to achieving academic & professional goals by Sara J. Berman 2013
The zen of passing the bar exam by Chad Noreuil 2011

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.   Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
Several other editions are located on the 3rd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Criminal Procedure study guide books, located on the 3rd floor. Click the title link to see availability.
TITLE AND SERIES Publication Date CALL#
Principles of Criminal Procedure (Concise Hornbook) 2016, 5th ed. KF 9619 .P75 2016
Principles of Criminal Procedure (Concise Hornbook) 2012, 4th ed. KF 9619 .P74 2012
Criminal Procedure (CrunchTime) 2012, 7th ed. KF 9619.85 .E44 2012
Criminal Procedure: the constitution and the police (E & E) 2013, 7th ed. KF 9630 .B578 2013
Criminal Procedure II: from bail to jail (E & E) 2012, 3rd ed. KF 9619.3 .S56 2012
The Glannon Guide to Criminal Procedure: learning through multiple-choice questions & analysis (Glannon Guide) 2013, 2nd ed. KF 9619.85 .C67 2013
Criminal Procedure (Hornbook) updated with pocket part 2017, 6th ed. KF 9619 .L34 2017
Criminal Procedure (Hornbook) 2009, 5th ed. KF 9619 .L23 2009
Mastering Criminal Procedure (Mastering, Carolina Academic Press) 2010 ed. KF 9619.85 .M378 2010

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.   Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
Several other editions are located on the 3rd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Evidence study aid books. Click the title link to see location and availability
TITLE AND SERIES Publication Date CALL#
Evidence (E & E) 2015, 9th ed. KF 8935 .Z9 B48 2015
Evidence (E & E) 2012, 8th ed. KF 8935 .Z9 B48 2012
Evidence Law: a student's guide to the law of evidence as applied in American trials (Hornbook) 2018, 4th ed. KF 8935 .P37 2018
Evidence (Q & A) 2013, 3rd ed. KF 8935 .Z9 L463 2013
Understanding Evidence 2009, 3rd ed. KF 8935 .G52 2009
Evidence (University Casebook series) 2013, 3rd ed. KF 8935 .F49 2013

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.   Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
Several other editions are located on the 2nd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Professional Responsibility study guide books, located on the 2nd floor. Click the title to see availability.
TITLE AND SERIES Publication Date CALL#
Professional Responsibility and Regulation (Concepts & Insights) 2007, 2nd ed. KF306 .R468 2007
Professional Responsibility (E & E) 2014, 4th ed. KF306 .W46 2014
Mastering Professional Responsibility (Mastering, Carolina Academic Press) 2009 KF306 .G547 2009
Professional Responsibility (Q & A) 2012, 3rd ed. KF306 .L66 2012
Understanding Lawyers' Ethics 2010, 4th edition KF306 .F74 2010

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.   Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
Several other editions are located on the 3rd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Income Tax study aid books, located on the 3rd floor. Click the title link to see availability.
TITLE AND SERIES Publication Date CALL#
Federal Income Taxation: a law student's guide (Concepts & Insights) 2012, 12th ed. KF 6369 .C43 2012
Federal Income Tax (E & E) 2011, 6th ed. KF 6369.85 .B35 2011
The Law of Federal Income Taxation (Hornbook) 2008 KF 6369 .R673 2008

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.   Location: Request from 1st floor Circulation desk.  Checkout duration: 24 hours.
Several other editions are located on the 2nd floor. Check-out duration is 6 weeks.


Other editions of Conflict of Laws study aid books, located on the 2nd floor. Click title link to see availability.
TITLE Publication Date CALL#
Conflict of Laws (Concepts & Insights) 2010 KF 411 .R66 2010
Principles of Conflict of Laws (Concise Hornbook) 2010 KF 412 .S68 2010
Conflict of Laws (E & E) 2013 KF 412 .H64 2013
Conflict of Laws (Hornbook) 2010 KF 411 .S26 2010
Commentary on the Conflict of Laws (University Textbook series) 2010 KF 411 .W37 2010

Listed below are the law library's most current editions.
Click a title link to view location and availability.


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