Access legal treatises, practice guides, and study aids in Ebook format. Study aid series including these titles: Mastering Questions and Answers Skills & Values Understanding Note: Users other than UMN Law School faculty, students & staff, may only access this eBook collection from within Mondale Hall (click on the "Sign In as Guest" button). When you locate a title you wish to view, click on the "Read button. This will allow you to read the book within your browser. Note: you can only view/check out one title at a time as a Guest User.
Access the entire West Academic Study Aids Digital Collection including the popular Hornbooks and Nutshell Series. The materials in this collection include texts, outlines, flashcards, audio and video recordings. A wide range of areas and subjects of law are covered from 1L courses such as Civil Procedure and Legal Research & Writing, to 2L & 3L courses such as Evidence and Tax. Titles focused on specialized skills and areas of the law such as interview and counseling skills, appellate advocacy, and consumer law are also provided. Other titles covering topics such as academic success in law school, bar exam preparation, and career success advice are also available.
Features eBook versions of these study aid series: Examples & Explanations, Crunchtime, Glannon Guides, Casenotes Legal Briefs, and more. Individuals can log in to annotate and highlight resources, but titles are available without creating a personal account.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is a legal learning platform that integrates text, audio, and video, in a searchable and browsable database. The AudioCaseFiles component includes downloadable audio files browsable by subjects and casebooks. The Courtroom Cast Videos collection contains a searchable/browseable database of thousands of videos from trials, hearings, and oral arguments. Note: access to "live" trials (non-archived content) is not available on the law school subscription. Courtroom Cast Training Libraries stream online real trial video highlights with commentary and analysis keyed to a breakdown of trial advocacy, litigation training, and rule of evidence topics. Note: Access is limited to UMN Law School faculty, students, and staff. First-time users are required to register by clicking on the "Sign Up" button on the Sign In page. You must use your umn.edu email address when registering and signing-in. A "Forgot Password" link is available on the sign-in page for users to reset a lost or forgotten password.
An artificial intelligence, machine learning based legal research database. Supports natural language and boolean searching. Law school faculty and students can access ROSS by registering for a free account.
This guide by Marcus Zillman and published on LLRX, "... is an expansive listing that focuses on statistics and big data datasets available free on the internet, covering multiple disciplines, for teaching, learning and reference. These data are published and maintained by sources that include: the U.S. and foreign governments, academic, corporate, NGOs, and open source communities."