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Law School Success, Exam Preparation, and Study Aids: Study Aids

Study Aids

What are Study Aids?

Study aids (sometimes referred to as study guides or supplements) are created to help students in a variety of ways, including: 

  • to provide a broad overview of a legal topic;
  • help you understand specific concepts; and 
  • test your knowledge through practice questions, explanations, or model answers.

Study Aid Series

The Taggart Law Library carries titles in the following series to help with understanding content in specific subject areas (e.g., torts, constitutional law, etc,). To see all the titles we carry in a particular series, click on the links below. You can also search for a particular title by doing a keyword search using the subject and series you are looking for (e.g. "torts AND nutshell”).

While these publications provide less detail than treatises and casebooks, study aids can be a valuable introduction to an unfamiliar area of the law. The library has a few study aids on reserve, while older editions are available in the stacks. Above is a sample of the study aids we have available for checkout; use the catalog to search by title or keyword to find others.

The library also has access to online study aids through resources like WestAcademic, CALI, and Lexis Digital Library. If you have not already set up your ONU accounts with these resources, please go to our Registration Guide, found here, for a step-by-step walk-through. 

Online Study Aids

West Academic Study Aids

The West Academic Study Aids Collection is provided by your law school library and offers you access to hundreds of trusted study aids, convenient audiobooks and lectures, and interactive practice questions to help you succeed in law school.

Study Aids Series Guide
Case Briefs High Court Case Summaries®;
Hornbook/Treatises Hornbook Series®
Concise Hornbook Series™
Concepts and Insights
Outlines Black Letter Outlines®
Gilbert® Law Summaries
Quick Reviews
Overviews Nutshell Series®;
Short & Happy Guides®
Law Stories Series
Exam Prep Acing Series®
Exam Pro Series®
Audio Law School Legends Audio Series
Sum & Substance Audio Series

Lexis Digital Library Study Aids

With your ONU credentials, you can now access the LexisNexis Digital Library! This Library includes the “Understanding” series, “Mastering” series, “A Student’s Guide” series, and the “Questions & Answers” series. Lexis Digital Library offers a personalized home page and allows you to create your own tags, make annotations, and many other features.

With the LexisNexis Digital Library, you can access any of these items digitally on any device anytime—even offline. Download the app from Apple or Google Play today.

Training guides on how to get started with Lexis Digitial Library can be found here: New Training Guides

CALI Lessons

The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), a non-profit consortium.  CALI provides member schools with FREE access to over 900 interactive lessons on a wide variety of law school course topics.  These lessons are a great way to supplement your course readings and test yourself on comprehension of course material.  Access to these lessons requires registration at the CALI  Please see a librarian for the ONU authorization code for CALI.

CALI Lessons can be accessed in a variety of ways.  Here are some links to help you get started:

CALI Podcast

CALI also provides member schools with FREE access to a multitude of podcasts on a variety of topics which can be found here.

Law School Success

Exam Prep :

Lawdibles Collection

Lawdibles are 10 minute audio recordings of law professors answering a very specific question you will likely encounter in law school. But unlike a lot of study materials you find in law school, CALI has magically found a way to keep Lawdibles straightforward and easy-to-understand, yet accurate and complete, in a tidy 10 minute package. These can be Found here.


Study Tools

Outlining & Notetaking Software

  • Office OneNote Microsoft Office product accessible to ONU law students through
  • EverNote - note organizer available on a computer desktop and phone application. 
  • Learn Leo - Free case briefing software that allows for highlighting, annotation, and other case-organizing capabilities.

Flash Cards

Brainstorming Software

Register for Online Study Aids

To learn how to register for online study aids, head to our Registration Guide found here

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