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1L & New Student Survival Guide

A guide to Law Library resources and services for new students at the Columbus School of Law

Textbooks Available at the Circulation Desk

Textbooks for required and staple courses are available at the Circulation Desk for in-library use. Please note that the law library makes every effort to obtain textbooks expeditiously, but we are not always able to obtain them by the start of classes.

Required First Year Courses

Civil Procedure 
Constitutional Law I 
Criminal Law 
Lawyering Skills 

Required Upper-Division Courses
Constitutional Law II 
Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process 
Professional Responsibility 

Staple Courses
Administrative Law 
Agency or Agency & Partnership 
Commercial Transactions 
Conflict of Laws 
Family Law 
Federal Income Taxation 
Sales and Leases 
Trusts and Estates

Publisher Discounts and Promotions

Aspen Publishing

Digital casebooks (Casebook Connect) are 30% off the price of print casebooks. Purchase Casebook Connect titles at the Aspen Publishing Law School Textbooks website below. Click the dropdown box and choose Connected ebook.

Any print book that includes an eBook or PracticePerfect comes with immediate temporary access on Casebook Connect. Details and access code provided after purchase.

West Academic/Foundation Press

15% discount on print and electronic casebooks purchased through West Academic's online store when you use the Law School's discount code. You must use the Law School's code to receive the discount. The code is available on the Law Library's TWEN site. Free 30-day digital access to print purchases is included with most casebooks.

You must create a West Academic account via the “Create an Account” link at the top of the page and sign in prior to completing the purchase to receive the above.


Carolina Academic Press/LexisNexis

10% discount and free shipping on orders over $50 when you order through the Carolina Academic Press website. Ebooks are are less expensive than print. You must create an account to receive discounts.