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Academic Skills: 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.

Textbooks on Reserve

The Law Library purchases required textbooks for required and staple courses only. The Law Library does not purchase course packs.

Required First-Year Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Property
  • Torts

Required Upper-Division Courses

  • Constitutional Law II
  • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility

Staple Courses

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

Textbooks are located on reserve. Textbooks for courses other than those listed above are placed on reserve only if donated by a professor for his/her class. Library copies of textbooks are not intended as a substitute for student rental or purchase.

Law School Book List

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