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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.

Problem-Based Study Aids

These series include problems/ questions and model answers relating to the area of law being discussed. Series with a book icon are located at the circulation desk. All series are available online.

Past Exams

The law library provides online access to past exams given in the law school. Faculty are not required to submit their exams, so not all exams are available.

You must enter your CUA user name and password to view and print exams. 

Exams are searchable by professor and by course. Use the search box below to locate exams.

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Review Graded Exams

A number of faculty place their most recent graded exams on file with the library.  The graded exams, together with any supporting documentation, are available in the Reference Room on the main floor of the library.

Only librarians can retrieve exams for students.  Graded exams may be viewed during Reference hours, which can vary depending on the academic schedule.  Current Reference hours can be found here. Ask for a librarian at the Circulation Desk if none are available in the Reference Room.  If you have any questions about reviewing your graded exams, or wish to confirm the availability of a librarian, call the Reference Desk, 202-319-6284.

Please note the following policies:

  • Students must provide either their exam number or their student ID in order to review their exam.

  • All exam materials must stay in the Reference Room.*

  • Students may not copy or record (in writing or any other form) exam questions or model answers, or the substance thereof.  A student is permitted to take notes regarding his/her own performance, and questions for the professor.

  • All exam materials must be returned to a librarian.

*A student may take exam material to a meeting with a professor only if instructed to do so by the professor.

Exam Strategies & Study Skills

The following titles are located in the Reference Room and can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. Linked titles are available online through West Academic Study Aids.

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155