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Introduction to the Library

A guide to Mabie Law Library resources and services to help students succeed in law school

West Academic Study Aids

West Academic

The library offers a digital collection of exam prep and study materials from West Academic that you can access from your computer or mobile device. 

  • Gilbert Law Summaries - These course outlines include black letter law, capsule summaries, and correlation charts to match pages to relevant casebooks. Also features practice multiple-choice, true-false, and essay questions.
  • Audio lectures - The Law School Legends series offers 1-hour lectures by noted law school professors.
  • Exam Pro - Now with multiple-choice questions! This series includes sample exams, both multiple-choice and essay. Students can check their answers against keys that explain not only the best answer choice but also why other answers are not the best choice. Also cites leading hornbooks and treatises.
  • Flashcards - Electronic flashcards present objective questions on legal topics covered in your law school courses. Explanations accompany correct answers, providing a way to test your knowledge of black letter law.
  • High Court Case Summaries - This series contains well-prepared briefs for major cases in the corresponding textbook.  
  • Hornbooks - These in-depth one-volume treatises cover law school course subjects.
  • Concise Hornbooks - Need something less in-depth than a hornbook? Concise Hornbooks have been developed for law students. They provide a concise analysis of subjects covered by law school courses.
  • Nutshell series - Need something shorter than a Concise Hornbook? The Nutshell series encapsulates law school subjects in a readable format.
  • Acing series - Uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. 

See Access Content Offline for instructions on how to read or listen to West Academic materials offline. 

Lexis Digital Library

Lexis Digital Library

The library now offers access to the Lexis Digital Library. This collection includes:

  • "Understanding" series - Designed for law students, these titles on law school subjects provide a solid grounding in the subject covered and help the reader gain a mastery of the subject.
  • "Question and Answer" series - Study guides with multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your knowledge of law school subjects. Detailed answers provided.

Past Exams

CALI Tutorials