This Guide lists treatises, hornbooks, nutshells, and other study aid publications available in print, online and DVD. Information and links to other study aid resources (LegalEd, CALI Tutorials, and a guide to legal research & law practice software and vendor trainings) are also provided. The Law School Success section includes publications on surviving/succeeding in law school and exam prep and performance advice. The Bar Exam Materials section includes publications on general bar exam preparation and advice, and materials for taking the MBE, MEE, MPT and MPRE exams.
For additional advice in selecting and using study aids, see, "Study Aids: Proceed with Caution" by Amy L. Jarmon, 42 (3) Student Lawyer 19, (Nov. 2013).
West Academic Study Aids Digital Collection
Features study aid publications and materials in ebook, audio and video formats. The collection includes popular series such as Hornbooks, Nutshells, Black Letter Law, Gilbert Law Summaries, Legalines and many others.
Carolina Academic Press Study Aids (LexisNexis Digital Library)
Featuring ebook versions of these study aid series: Mastering, Q & A, Skills & Values, and Understanding. Treatises on various areas of law and practice are also available via the LexisNexis Digital Library.
Aspen Learning Library
Features eBook versions of these study aid series: Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Crunchtime, Glannon Guides, Casenotes Legal Briefs, Inside Series, Friedman’s Practice Series, and more. Individuals can log in to annotate and highlight resources, but titles are available without creating a personal account.
The following study aid series are available for check out from the Reserve collection at the Circulation Desk and available online as noted below:
To find nutshells and hornbooks on other topics try searching MNCAT using the keywords: nutshell, treatise or hornbook (as appropriate) and a subject or descriptive term(s). Example: nutshell real estate
Other recommended sources for locating study aids publications include: the Georgetown Law Library Treatise Finders, and the Harvard Law School Library Legal Treatises by Subject Guide.