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This page includes references to select publications in the Law Library that may be helpful in your first-year law courses. Professors often have strong preferences for specific treatises, hornbooks, or other study aids, so it is important to check with your professors for the materials and study aids that they recommend for use in class. Research Guides on other topics are also available.

Locations of Materials

Treatises, Hornbooks, & Other Study Aids

The current editions of many treatises and hornbooks are on Reserve and are available at the Circulation Desk.

Study Aids

New this year - the Law Library has combined the former “Law Skills” collection and the Reserve Room study aids into one convenient collection in the reading room near the Circulation Desk. They may be checked out for 4 hours. Included in this collection are:

  • “Concise Hornbooks, and “Nutshells” from West publishing Company
  • “Examples and Explanations" series by Aspen Publishing Company
  • “Understanding the Law" series by Lexis Publishing
  • Audio CD's of the “Sum and Substance” series.

Quick Reference Materials

Most current reference materials are on the Law Library's 4th floor (the entrance level). To locate quick reference resources marked as "Reference Collection," look in the short bookcases along the wall, beyond the Reference Desk. For items marked as "Reference Desk," check with the Reference Librarian on duty.

Restatements of the Law

Most Restatements are on the 2nd floor (two flights below the Law Library's main entrance). They are hard-bound volumes in the "KF395" call number range and have numerous supplements.

If you have trouble locating any of these materials, please ask for help at the Reference Desk.

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