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Introduction
Study Aids can be an invaluable way to learn the fundamentals of an area of law. Publishers have created a number of different types of guides which can provide an overview of an area of law, examples to show how the law works and sample questions. This guide provides a brief listing of popular Study Aids used by first year law students.
Study Guide Series

West's Nutshells 

West's Hornbooks 

  • Detailed and comprehensive 
  • Includes appendix on researching areas of law on Westlaw 
  • Available for most subjects 

Understanding Series (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) 

  • Similar to hornbooks (but condensed) 
  • Detailed chapter TOCs can serve as outline framework 
  • Available for all 1L subjects and many upper level subjects 

Examples & Explanations Series (Aspen) 

  • Available for all 1L subjects and many upper level subjects 
  • Presents questions that require applying the law to real world situations, and then answers those questions with clear legal analysis
  • Good for learning to apply legal concepts to fact patterns

Questions & Answers (LexisNexis) 

  • Offers multiple choice and short answer questions 

Glannon Guides (Aspen) 

  • Multiple choice questions and analysis 
  • Exam-taking tips 
  • Available for most 1L subjects and some upper level subjects 

Mastering Series (Carolina Academic Press) 

  • Features bullet-point chapter roadmaps 
  • Offers checkpoints at the end of each chapter (reviewing key concepts) 
  • Includes a Master Checklist (helpful for outlining) 
  • Available for most 1L subjects and some upper level subjects 

Inside Series (Aspen) 

  • Graphical presentation of key concepts 
  • FAQs to clarify points of law and common misperceptions 
  • Available for most 1L subjects and a few upper level subjects 
General
Gilbert's 1L Legends: First Year Program [Audio CDs] 
LAW RESERVE  KF 388 .F57 2006c
 
1st Year Questions & Answers (Emanuel) 
LAW RESERVE  KF 388 .E44 1995

Understanding Law School (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 283 .U53 2004
Administrative Law
Administrative Law Stories
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .A4 A357 2006

Examples & Explanations
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .A4 F86 2012

Administrative Law (West Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .A743 2014

Administrative Law (Concepts & Insights) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .P528 2012

Schwartz, Administrative Law 
LAW STACKS 1st floor  KF 5402 .A4 S36 2010

Mastering Administrative Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .Z9 A53 2010

Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .Z9 G4 2006

Administrative Law Questions and Answers  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 5402 .Z9 W43 2010
Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure Stories 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8839 .C4547 2008

Civil Procedure (Concepts & Insights) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8840 .I87 2012

Understanding Civil Procedure 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8840 .S484 2013

Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8840 .G58 2013

Principles of Civil Procedure (Concise Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .C564 2015

Questions & Answers: Civil Procedure 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .D67 2012

Inside Civil Procedure: What Matters & Why 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .E75 2012

Civil Procedure (Aspen) 
LAW COURSE RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8839 .Y42 2012

Mastering Civil Procedure 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .H75 2011

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .K36 2013

Essentials: Civil Procedure  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 8841 .S54 2007
Constitutional Law
Constitutional Law Stories 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4549 .C658 2009

Constitutional Law: Examples & Explanations 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .M29 2013

Nowak, Constitutional Law (West Hornbook) 
LAW COURSE RESERVE  Constitutional Law (Collins)

Principles of Constitutional Law (Concise Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE KF 4550 .N62 2010

Understanding Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .R43 2012

Tribe, American Constitutional Law (Treatise) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .T785 1999

Acing Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 A25 2010

Constitutional Law in a Nutshell 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 B35 2013

Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 D46 2013

Inside Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 I53 2015

Mastering Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 K64 2015

Questions and Answers: Constitutional Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 M34 2007
 
Constitutional Analysis in a Nutshell  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4550 .Z9 W53 2003
Contracts
Contracts: Examples & Explanations 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .B58 2013

Calamari & Perillo on Contracts (Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .C26 2014

Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (Concepts and Insights) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .C44 2013

Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .Z9 B37 2010

Understanding Contracts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .Z9 F47 2014

Principles of Contract Law (Concise Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .Z9 H55 2014

Questions & Answers: Contracts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .Z9 R69 2006

Contracts in a Nutshell 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .Z9 S3 2010

Contract Law: Flowcharts and Cases: A Student's Visual Guide to Understanding Contracts
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 801 .A7 D68 2012
Criminal Law
Criminal Law (Sum & Substance Exam Pro Series)
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.85 .B8733 2012

Understanding Criminal Law
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219 .D74 2012

LaFave, Criminal Law (Treatise) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219 .L38 2010

Principles of Criminal Law (Concise Hornbook) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KZ 3410 .M867 2012

Questions & Answers: Criminal Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.5 .L48 2012

Criminal Law in a Nutshell 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.3 .L63 2009

Glannon Guide to Criminal Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.5 .L47 2012

Acing Criminal Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.85 .B87 2013

Mastering Criminal Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.85 .P63 2008

Criminal Law: Examples and Explanations 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219.85 .S56 2013
 
How Criminal Law Works: A Conceptual and Practical Guide 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219 .P55 2009

LaFave, Substantive Criminal Law (Multi-volume practice series)  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 9219 .L386 2003
Legislation & Regulation
Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 4933 .Z9 D38 2007
Property
Real Property in a Nutshell  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 570 .Z9 B47 2016

Personal Property in a Nutshell
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 705 .Z9 B83 2003

Stoebuck & Whitman, Law of Property (Hornbook Series) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 570 .C86 2000

Inside Property Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 560 .B64 2012

Property Stories 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 560 .P75 2009

Acing Property 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 561 .M43 2012

Oxford Introduction to U.S. Law: Property
LAW COURSE RESERVE Property (Garcia)

Glannon Guide to Property 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 561 .S625 2015

Understanding Property Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 561 .S67 2012

Principles of Property Law (Concise Guide) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 2980 .M94 2013

Property (Aspen) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 570 .Z9 S56 2010

Property: Examples & Explanations  
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 560 .B877 2016

Preface to Estates in Land and Future Interests 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 577 .B4 1984

Moynihan's Introduction to the Law of Real Property 
LAW COURSE RESERVE Property (Collins)
Torts
Understanding Torts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .D5 2013

Dobbs, Law of Torts (Single-volume hornbook and multi-volume treatise available) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .D63 2011

Tort Law Essentials 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .G45 2008

Harper, James & Gray on Torts (Multi-volume treatise) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .H373

Prosser & Keeton on Torts (Student edition and practitioner available) 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .P73 1984

Questions & Answers: Torts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 B47 2014

Acing Tort Law
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 G46 2012

The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 G53 2015

Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 G65 2010

Glannon Guide to Torts 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 H37 2011

Mastering Tort Law 
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 M287 2009

Torts in a Nutshell
LAW RESERVE 2nd floor  KF 1250 .Z9 K53 2015
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