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Academic Success: Study Aids, Exam Prep, and More

This guide contains information on resources to help you with coursework, exam preparation, and to succeed in law school.

Past Exams Archive (Google Drive)

The law library provides access to past exams given in the law school, when available. Some professors don’t provide access to past exams through the law library. If you are unable to locate exams for your professors, please check with them.

Visit the Law Library’s TWEN page to obtain the Exams Archive Google Drive link. Please note that you will need to add the Law Library as a course on TWEN.

You must be logged into Google with your CUA username and password to view the Exams Archive folder. Contact csl-ref@cua.edu with questions.

Virtual Exam Review

The Virtual Exam Review system allows law students to request their own exam submission and, if available, the exam questions/prompts and any other supplementary or explanatory material made available by the faculty (e.g. model answers).

While requests can be submitted at any time, the Law Library is only able to respond to requests M-F 10am-6pm. In order to comply with University policies regarding student records, responses to requests will only be sent to cua.edu email addresses. Access will expire at 11:59pm (EST) two days after you receive the documents. If you need access after the time has expired please submit another request through TWEN. The downloading, copying, printing or sharing of any documents received through this system is not permitted.

Visit the Law Library’s TWEN page to submit a request. Please note that you will need to add the Law Library as a course on TWEN.  Some professors don't use this system for exam review. Contact your professor if you don't see your class listed on the request form.

Exam Prep Study Aids Flowchart

Not sure where to start? Or what to use?  Check out this flowchart that shows what exam prep study aids are available by feature.

Exam Prep Study Aids

These series include problems/ questions and model answers relating to the area of law being discussed. All series are available online.

Exam Prep Study Aids by Feature

Key to abbreviations used below:

  • LD: Lexis Digital Library
  • WA: West Academic Online Study Aids
  • AP: Aspen Publishing Online Study Aids
  • P: Print only
Feature Series
Review and Understand Key Concepts

Examples & Explanations (AP)

Emanuel Crunchtime (AP)

Inside series (AP)

Acing Series (WA)

Concepts & Insights (WA)

Understanding Series (LD)

Practice Multiple Choice Questions

Emanuel Crunchtime (AP)

Exam Pro Objective (WA)

Friedman’s Practice Series (AP)

Glannon Guides (AP)

Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure (WA)

Questions & Answers (LD)

Practice Short Answer Questions

Acing (WA)

Emanuel Crunchtime (AP)

Examples & Explanations (AP)

Questions & Answers (LD)

Steve Emanuel’s First Year Questions & Answers (AP)

Step-by-Step (WA)

Practice Essay Questions

Exam Pro Essay (WA)

Step-by-Step (WA)

Friedman's Practice Series (AP)

Emanuel Crunchtime (AP) - select titles

Flowcharts

Acing Series (checklists) (WA)

Emmanuel Crunchtime (AP)

Off the Charts Law Summaries (P)
Ref - Study Skills - KF388 .S34 2014

Contract Law, Flowcharts and Cases (P)
Reserve

Interactive / Simulated

Exam Pro (select subjects) (WA)

Step-by-Step (WA)

Outlines

Emanuel Law Outlines (AP)

Black Letter Outlines (WA)

Gilbert Law Summaries (WA)

Quick Reviews (WA)

Exam Strategies & Study Skills

Linked titles are available online through West Academic Study Aids. Print titles are located in the Reference Room and may be checked out for 1 week, with a renewal of 1 week.

Westlaw, Lexis, and CALI