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Study Aids - Resources on Reserve in the Law Library

Examples and Explanations, Questions and Answers, the Understanding Series and In a Nutshell Series are on reserve in the Law Library. Individual titles may be checked out for two hours at a time. Click on the Tabs below to see a list of titles.

Examples and Explanations


 A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Student reviewers call them "Fantastic," "Outstanding," and "Essential for all 1Ls!" Each E&E features: · Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational (and often humorous) style. · Hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis — use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. · Coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic.

Questions and Answers


Also available through LexisNexis Digital Library! Test your skills with multiple choice and essay questions (as well as detailed answers) for specific subject matter covered in the law school curriculum. Review questions, make educated guesses and receive detailed analysis all with a click of a few buttons. Anticipate questions professors might ask in class and prepare well-reasoned answers. The Questions & Answers series is part of LexisNexis Study Guides – the building blocks for success in law school and beyond. 

All Q&A subject areas have been written by law school professors and experts in their chosen field. For each multiple-choice question, our authors provide detailed answers that indicate which of the options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other choices. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, the authors have prepared thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answers.





Also available through LexisNexis Digital Library! The Understanding series from LexisNexis brings you high-quality, well-organized analysis and discussion on over 50 different law school subjects. Whether it's your first year Torts class or you're struggling to understand Secured Transactions or Islamic Law, you'll find explanations from subject matter experts and well-known scholars and professors at some of the world's most prestigious institutions. Titles provide law students with the essential foundation for a full and clear comprehension of the subject area, and are designed to provide an organized and accurate presentation of the material, including more in-depth treatments for particularly challenging areas. An index and glossary allow you to quickly find the material you need and look up key terms that are unique to a particular field.

In a Nutshell

Book cover of Environmental Law from the Nutshell series  Book cover of Constitutional Law from Nutshell series  Book cover of Immigration Law from Nutshell series


Also available through West Academic Study Aids! Nutshells are concise summaries of many different legal topics. Each volume provides an understandable, dependable introduction to a specific field of law or legal topic.