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Spring 2020 Course eBooks

A list of assigned texts for U of M Law courses available online from the Law Library


The Law Library has been working with casebook publishers to obtain online access for law students who do not currently have access to their required course texts. If you are unable to access your textbook through the resources listed below, contact Connie Lenz,, for assistance.

LexisNexis, Carolina Academic Press, Wolters Kluwer Casebooks via VitalSource Bookshelf

VitalSource Bookshelf: includes casebooks published by Carolina Academic Press, LexisNexis, and Wolters Kluwer, as well as NITA Case Files. To access these books, visit and create an account using your email address.  Step-by-step instructions for creating an account are available here. Once you create an account, log in and click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen and search by title. Each student can download up to seven titles. Additional details about this program are available here.

Foundation Press & West Academic Casebooks

Students who require access to West Academic or Foundation Press casebooks must contact West Academic at 877.888.1330 (ext.4). If you don't already have a West Academic Online Study Aids account, set up a West Academic account at (Please note that this is a West Academic account, which differs from a Westlaw password.)

LexisNexis and Carolina Academic Press Casebooks

LexisNexis is providing access through mid-May to LexisNexis and Carolina Academic Press casebooks on the LexisNexis Digital Library platform, where you may sign in with your x500 ID and password. Search your casebook by title to see if it is available. 

Spring 2020 Course eBooks

More Free eBooks for Law School Courses

Whenever possible, the Law Library purchases books required for Law School courses in multi-user, electronic format.  All eBooks on the list are free for UMN Law School students to read online and to checkout. Those in PDF format are available for download. 

Word of Caution: eBook texts may not be accessible to you during in-class open book exams.

List is alphabetical by course number.

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