Study aids (sometimes referred to as supplements) are intended to assist students in a variety of ways. Students can use study aids to acquire a broad overview of a topic, review and better understand specific concepts, and test the application of concepts. Unlike casebooks, study aids provide explanations, analysis, practice questions, and model answers.
This page lists the various study aids that the law library has purchased for your use.
West Academic Study Aids provides unlimited online access to hundreds of titles from West Academic Publishing. Over twenty series are available, including High Court Case Summaries, Exam Pro, Gilberts, audio books, audio lectures, and more. Books on academic success, bar preparation, and career success are also included.
West Academic Study Aids is limited to CUA Law students and faculty.
WK Study Aids is limited to CUA Law students and faculty.
Current editions of the following series are on reserve at the circulation desk. The library purchases titles for all required and staple subjects. Other subjects are purchased on a select basis. Older editions for select titles are available in the stacks.
Physical CDs for Sum and Substance and Law School Legends are located in the Reference Room and can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. For online access, click the links below, or click the "series" tab from within West Academic Study Aids.
West Academic audio books are available for select High Court Case Summaries, Short and Happy Guides, and Career Guides.
Restatements are secondary sources that seek to create a uniform "restatement" of the legal rules that constitute the common law in a particular area. They are written by the American Law Institute (ALI), a prestigious legal organization composed of noted professors, judges and lawyers. They are not binding legal authority.
Each Restatement consists of a set of topical volumes, which contain the actual "black letter" legal rules and drafters' commentary, and a set of Appendix volumes, which contain summaries of cases which have adopted or interpreted the Restatement rules.
To locate Restatements, do a keyword search in the law library catalog.