This research guide is a selected list of the the most current and generally popular print and online study aids and examination preparation resources available for first year law students in the Rinn Law Library.
A "study aid" is the general term for a subset of legal publications designed to help new and returning law students master specific areas of law (e.g. contracts, torts, etc.). Most study aids are commercially published prints resources such as “hornbooks”, “nutshells” and canned outlines and checklists. However, inter-active Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) exercises and podcasts and other online resources are also available and very useful. And of course, old law school exams tend to be the most heavily used “study aids in most law school libraries.