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Study Aids: Online Study Aids

The West Academic Study Aids Collection provides 24/7 access to a comprehensive collection of briefs, outlines, treatises, audio and video lectures, and audio books.

West Academic Popular Series

Audio Lectures

Case Briefs

  • High Court Case Summaries -- present the essential facts, issues, decision, and rational for each case
  • Legalines -- provide authoritative, detailed case briefs of many major cases in a casebook, plus a review of black letter law.

Exam Preparation

  • Acing Series -- checklist format leads through a series of questions to help you fully evaluate legal problems.
  • Bar Exam Success -- guidance and practice for the bar exam.
  • Exam Pro Series -- contains sample exams with detailed answers that help students understand the correct answers while building exam skills.
  • Flash Cards -- over 400 flash cards offering both questions and answers covering two main 1L topics: Contracts and Torts.

Hornbooks & Treatises

  • Concepts and Insights Series -- a series of mini-treatises by leading scholars that provide concise conceptual overviews of major subjects. 
  • Concise Hornbook Series -- a succinct, well-organized conceptual overview of a field of law. 
  • Global Issues -- offers an international perspective of the law.
  • Hornbook Series -- sets the standard for scholarly, in-depth legal analysis. The many footnotes to primary law and secondary sources are good starting point when conducting legal research. 


  • Black Letter Series -- features a highly detailed capsule summary and a table of contents for use when creating outlines, or as a quick comprehensive review before finals. 
  • Gilbert Law Summaries -- tests knowledge of a legal topic and helps fine-tune exam skills with detailed, comprehensive outlines. 
  • Quick Reviews -- provide a big-picture overview for an efficient subject review.


  • Law Stories Series -- features stories behind landmark cases. 
  • Nutshell Series -- provides succinct summations of the law that simplify confusing topics.
  • Short & Happy Series -- explains legal principles, practices, and policies in terms students can easily understand. 
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