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Available in Print and Online

The following is a list of study aids the library provides access to on Civil Procedure. The following titles are on reserve at the circulation desk, and  available online through West Academic Study Aids, WK Study Aids, or LexisNexis Digital Library. Older editions for select titles are available in the stacks.   The link titles direct you to West Academic Study Aids (WA), Wolters Kluwer Study Aids (WK), or LexisNexis Digital Library (LN).

Only Available in Print (Reserve or in Stacks)

The following is a list of the study aids on Civil Procedure that are only available on Reserve or in the Stacks.  Older editions for select titles are available in the stacks. 

Available Online Only

The following is a list of the study aids the library provides access to online on Civil Procedure. Titles are available online through West Academic Study Aids, WK Study Aids, or LexisNexis Digital Library.  The link titles direct you to West Academic Study Aids (WA), Wolters Kluwer Study Aids (WK), or LexisNexis Digital Library (LN).

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Study Aids by Type (Case Briefs, Outlines, Problem-Based, etc.)

Key to abbreviations used below:

  • LD: Lexis Digital Library
  • WA: West Academic Online Study Aids
  • WK: WK Online Study Aids
  • P: Print (on reserve at the circulation desk)
Case Briefs

Case briefs summarize the law, facts, and analysis of the cases students are assigned in course casebooks. Many are keyed to specific casebooks. Commercial case briefs are not a substitute for reading and briefing assigned cases.

  • Casenote Legal Briefs (WK)
  • ​High Court Case Summaries (WA)
  • Legalines (WA)

Problem-Based

These series include problems/ questions and model answers relating to the area of law being discussed. These are good for exam preparation.

  • Acing series (WA, P)
  • Emanuel Crunchtime (WK)
  • Exam Pro (WA)
  • Examples & Explanations (WK, P)
  • Friedman's Practice Series (WK)
  • Glannon Guides (WK)
  • Questions and Answers (LD, P)

Outlines

These titles focus on black letter law and legal rules.  They often include exam tips and sample questions. Some outlines are keyed to specific casebooks. Commercial outlines are not a substitute for creating your own outline.

  • Black Letter Outlines (WA)
  • Emanuel Law Outlines (WK, P)
  • Gilbert Law Summaries (WA, P)
  • Quick Reviews (WA)

Overviews

These titles provide a concise narrative explanation of the major doctrines in each substantive area of law, and offer a good introduction to key concepts and legal terminology.

  • Inside series (WK)
  • Jumpstart (WK)
  • Nutshells (WA, P)
  • Short & Happy Guides (WA, P)

Treatises

These series provide comprehensive explanation and analysis. They are more detailed than other types of study aids.

  • Aspen Student Treatise series (P)
  • Concise Hornbooks (WA, P)
  • Examples & Explanations (WK, P)
  • Hornbooks (WA, P)
  • Mastering series ( LD, P)
  • Understanding series (LD, P)

Skills-Based
Skills & Values series (LD)

This series explores topics important in law practice. Each chapter includes exercises designed to help students develop problem-solving skills for issues they might face in practice.

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