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Legal Research for Law Students: Study Aids & Exam Prep

Getting Ready for Exams

Get a head start on outlining:

The Klaus Reading Room is packed with useful study materials.

The Examples & Explanations series presents hypotheticals similar to those you'll hear in class and analysis of possible answers.

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The Nutshell series offers quick but thorough explanations of legal topics to ensure you know the most important issues as well as key cases and statutes.

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Hornbooks are like Nutshells on steroids! Use these for a more in-depth summary and explanation of the law in a specific area.

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Prefer to listen? Try the Sum and Substance CD series! These are designed to follow along with your class throughout the semester.

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Can't stop studying? Dig even deeper with these series:

Find more sources that explain particular areas of law in our Legal Treatises by Subject guide.

Online Study Aid: CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has online tutorials to help you review all of the 1L subjects and practice with short quizzes. Get the CALI registration code on LawWeb and try out tutorials on CALI's homepage.

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Old Tests and Exams

If you're looking for past exams, check your Canvas course page!  If you don't see any, ask your professor about making them available.