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Major Study Aids Series

The listed series contain individual volumes dealing with a large number of subjects.  Clicking on a link will show you all the volumes in the series that are owned by the Mendik Library.

Note:  The description of each series was taken from the publisher's website.

  • Concepts and Insights Series (West)
    [W]ritten to complement casebook instruction and offer students concise, conceptual overviews of important areas of law. [T]exts ... go beyond black letter law into the concept within a rule of law.
  • Concise Hornbook Series (West)
    The newly redesigned series features concise analyses of fundamental areas of the law by prominent legal scholars. Each text is lightly footnoted and focuses on the core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter.
  • Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer)
    [Intended as a] companion to your casebook, with hypos to test your understanding. [P]rovides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures.
  • Hornbook Series (West)  
    The Hornbook Series provides ... in-depth information in a scholarly, yet direct way. [A] supplement to ... classroom discussions and casebook studies. ... Provides historical and contemporary context for the law.
  • Nutshell Series (West)
    Nutshells are compact, soft-covered study guides that explain the most important issues of law, highlighting key cases and statutes. Nutshells ... present the essential rules of law in a ... condensed format. [A] Nutshell [can act as a]... reference guide for a quick, simplified ... summation of the law.
  • Questions & Answers (LexisNexis)
    These LexisNexis study guide series feature hundreds of multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically, plus additional sets of questions comprising a final "practice exam." For each multiple-choice question, authors provide a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options.
  • Understanding Series (LexisNexis)
    [F]ormatted to provide law students with the essential foundation for a full and clear comprehension of the subject area... [D]esigned to provide an organized and accurate presentation of the material, including more in-depth treatments for particularly challenging areas.


There are a variety of study aids that are available to law students to help prepare for classes and exams.  

WARNING!!!  Study aids are not a substitute for attending class and reading required material!


CALIComputer-Assisted Legal Instruction.

CALI exercises are interactive teaching programs written by law faculty to augment traditional law school instruction. There are over 950 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 35 law school subject areas.

For Registration Instructions and how to access CALI lessons from internet go to: 

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