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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.

Reserve Materials - Status Update

Batelle Labs has been testing library materials to determine how long COVID-19 survives. On June 22, they released results that concluded that after 3 days the virus was no longer detected on books and DVDs.  The law library will be putting a process in place that will quarantine all library materials for a minimum of 72 hours after they have been handled.

Unfortunately, the need for a 3 day quarantine means that materials will not be available at the Circulation Desk for students to borrow as in the past.

  • Textbooks will not be available. For publisher discounts, please check the page below.
  • Print study aids will not be available. All of the law library's print study aids, with the exception of the Aspen Student Treatise series, are available electronically. See the page below for more information.
  • Power cords, laptop tables, etc., will not be available.

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