Students, the race to the law library to check-out one of the library’s two copies of Torts in a Nutshell or the one copy of Acing Business Associations is over. The Jameson Law Library recently purchased a study aids add-on to your Westlaw academic passwords that gives you online access to the Nutshell and Acing Series and many more study aids, including Gilbert’s Summaries, the Concise Hornbooks, the Turning Point series, Black Letter Outlines and more. The subscription provides access to over 350 titles that include case briefs, outlines, subject overviews, and exam prep materials. For those thinking beyond midterms and finals to getting a job, the new study aids subscription even includes five career guide titles.
Students can search the electronic text and highlight and make notes in the online books. The document reader even remembers what page you were on when you had to close the book and dash to class and automatically opens to that page when you come back to it. Printing is available, although limited to 150 pages per month.
To access the new West Study Aids titles, go to the lawschool.westlaw.com home page and click on West Study Aids Subscription (under Legal Research and Tools).
CALI also now offers online access to study materials published by eLangdell press. eLangdell materials are available in several topics in a variety of electronic formats, including versions of the federal rules of civil procedure, appellate procedure, and evidence available for iPads, iPhones and Kindles. The eLangdell materials are free to all law students through the law school’s CALI subscription. See the collection at http://elangdell.cali.org/. To access the materials, log in using your CALI password.
For you aural learners (you learn well by listening) with some listening-time you want to fill up, the library has several Sum & Substance titles on audio-CD that you can check-out. Topics include Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts.
And if what you need is a place to study, the library has quiet, brightly-lit study spaces with easy access to outlets to plug-in your laptop. Law students have 24/7 Griz Card access to the law library.