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Cornell Library at Vermont Law & Graduate School

Study Aids at the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library: Early Semester

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Case Briefs

Expert guidance on the important skill of drafting case briefs.

  • High Court Case Summaries -- present the essential facts, issues, decision, and rational for each case in their casebook, helping students identify and understand the key take-aways. 
  • Legalines -- provide authoritative, detail case briefs of any major case in a casebook, plus a review of black letter law.


  • Hornbook Series -- Set 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. 
  • Concise Hornbook Series -- a concise, well-organized conceptual overview of a field of law. 
  • Concepts and Insights Series -- an outstanding series of mini-treatises by leading scholars that provides concise conceptual overviews of the major subjects. 
  • Global Issues -- offer global perspective of the law. 

Skills Series

  • Bridge to Practice Series -- case-filed based supplements with sets of simulations that give students the opportunity to learn essential lawyering skills. 
  • Building Skills Series -- case studies to engage students beyond the core doctrinal instruction in a first-year course. 
  • Developing Professional Skills Series -- supplemental texts designed to incorporate skills training in legal drafting, client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, advocacy, and policy-making into traditional doctrinal courses. 
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