During the shutdown access to books and other physical items in the Law Library’s Reserve Collection is not available. However, many of the study aid publications and treatises are available online to U of M Law students. In addition, several casebook publishers have made eBook versions of their texts available to law students. Below is a summary of the online access options available to our law students.
Study Aids & Treatises: Students have access to the following study aids collections:
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is an organization best known for its online interactive tutorials. These educational tutorials on legal topics, known as CALI Lessons, are authored by law faculty and peer-reviewed by the CALI editorial board. There are over 950 CALI Lessons on 35 legal subjects. Most of the lessons have quizzes to help you understand the material as you go through the lesson.
CALI Lessons help you gain a better understanding of a particular law school subject or legal concept.
Examples of CALI Lessons:
CALI also has a section that suggests lessons that correlate to casebooks: http://www.cali.org/content/lessons-casebook
If you do not already have your CALI authorization code, email the reference librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org!
West Academic Assessment includes a quiz bank, providing a self-assessment tool for numerous legal subjects. If you do not already have a West Academic account, you will need to create one at https://eproducts.westacademic.com. (Note that this is a West Academic account, which differs from a Westlaw password.) Note: Step-by-step instructions for using West Academic Assessment were sent as an email attachment to all students on 3/20/20.