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Study Guides for Law School Courses: Current Semester Study Guides

Choose your classes from the list below to see which study aids are available in the library for you to use in preparing for exams.

When Should I Use Which Series?

With such a wide range of titles to choose from, it may be frustrating to try and figure out which series is the one to work with. This breakdown separates which study aid series you may want to use at various times in the semester.

Early Semester Mid Semester Late Semester 
Hornbooks, Treatises, and Case Briefs
  • Hornbooks*^
  • Understanding Series^
  • Examples & Explanations Series^
  • Concepts and Insights Series*^
  • Concise Hornbook Series ("Principles of...")*^
  • High Court Case Summaries*
  • Legalines*
Outlines and Overviews
  • Nutshells*^
  • Mastering the Law^
  • Black Letter Outlines*
  • Gilbert Law Summaries*
  • Law Stories*
  • Quick Reviews*
  • Short & Happy Guides*
Exam Prep and Audio Lectures
  • Acing Series*
  • Exam Pro Series*
  • Law School Legends Audio Series*
  • Sum and Substance Audio*

*^West Study Aids and Print (some titles are WSA only).

^Print only.

*West Study Aids only.

Treatise Finder

For major legal treatises and resources, providing more in-depth treatment of legal issues, consult Treatise Finder.

Exam Preparation Resources

For more resources to prepare for finals, check out the Exam Preparation guide.

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