Study aids are intended to assist students in a variety of ways, including to obtain a broad overview of a topic, to review and better understand specific concepts, and to 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.
The library's West Academic Study Aids subscription provides unlimited online access to more than 430 titles from West Academic Publishing. Over ten series are available, including Exam Pro, High Court Case Summaries, Gilberts, Quick Reviews, streaming audio lectures, and more. Books on academic success, bar preparation, and career success are also included.
West Academic Account
Be sure to create a West Academic login (this login is different from your Westlaw OnePass login). Your West Academic login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids and will also enable you to highlight titles, take notes, and save favorites. Click the West Academic Study Aids link below to create an account.
West Academic now provides a mobile app for offline reading, highlighting, and note taking. Click the link below for instructions. You must have a West Academic login to use this feature. You must select titles for offline reading from the West Academic Study Aids website.
West Academic 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 are located in the Reference Room and can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. Audio lectures are also available via West Online Study Aids. Click the "series" tab on West Academic Study Aids to locate, or click the links below.
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.