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Answered By: Mindy Kent
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016     Views: 599

The library has several resources that can be helpful both as supplementary reading during the semester and for exam prep.

First-year courses:

First year students should take a look at our research guides for 1L courses:  Property, Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure. For each subject, we've highlighted several works aimed at students. If you're not sure which to use, 1L students at William and Mary have reviewed many of the same aids that we have highlighted:

W & M Students' Reviews of Study Aids on Reserve

Dig in to cases:

AudioCaseFiles from CVN Law School provides audio recordings of opinions commonly read in first and second year courses (HLS registration required). You can also explore cases in depth through the "Law Stories" series. Use the ISBN to locate a copy in HOLLIS/HOLLIS Classic

Test yourself:

If you want to test your knowledge, try CALI.

For online tutorials or review past exams: 1871-1995, 2002/3-present  (Harvard Law log in required).

General study advice:

For general advice on approaches to law school, studying and exams, search HOLLIS/HOLLIS Classic for the subject   Law--Study and Teaching--United States or for keywords like "law school" "success" "study" "examinations" "exams"


Nutshells, Examples & Explanatons, Understanding... 

The Library has collected a number of the major study guide series such as the Nutshell series, Examples & Explanations, Understanding the Law of ... Search HOLLIS/HOLLIS Classic or check out the new study guide collection in the microforms room on the second floor of Langdell.

Commercial Study Tools:

The library does not collect commercial study tools (e.g. flashcards, Gilbert's & Emanuel outlines), but many are available at the Harvard Law Coop.

Take a break!

Don't forget to take a break from your studies. We've created a Study Break Guide with some ideas for fun.


Answered by Mindy Kent
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016     Views: 599