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You now have access to the West Study Aids Subscription online!


Exciting News for the Law Library!

The Law Library is now providing you and your fellow law students unlimited, 24/7 online access to more than 350 study aids from West, Foundation Press and Gilbert. This means no more two-day loan periods or fines for many materials available in the OASP office.

The subscription includes the following titles for all first year courses:

    • Gilbert Law Summaries 
    • Sum & Substance Quick Review
    • Sum & Substance Exam Pro Series
    • Black Letter Outlines
    • Acing Series    
    • Concise Hornbook Series
    • Law in a Nutshell Series
    • Turning Point Series

The subscription also includes the High Court Case Summaries Series, which include case briefs keyed to specific casebooks, including:

    • Yeazell's Civil Procedure, 7th ed.
    • Dukeminier's Property, 7th ed. 
    • Prosser's Torts, 12th ed.
    • Dressler's Criminal Law, 5th ed.

While the subscription does not include titles keyed to the Contracts casebooks or Professor Cravens's Torts casebook, you may still find this series helpful in these courses.  Most casebooks include many of the same cases.  You may want to browse these titles to find one similar to your casebook.

Access is easy!                                               

Simply log on to, go to the eProducts tab and click on the Study Aids Subscription page.  Your law library provided subscription has been activated and is ready for you to use.  

The following series are not included in the study aid subscription:

    • Emmanual Law Outlines
    • Seigel's Essay and Multiple-choice Questions
    • Crunchtime
    • Examples and Explanations
    • Hornbook Series
    • Questions and Answers Series

Selected Materials on Law School Success and Survival

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Law School Confidential
Call Number: Law Reserve, KF283 .M55 2004
ISBN: 0312318812

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What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know : An Introduction to the Study of Law
Call Number: LAW OASP, Law Reserve KF283 .G46 2009
ISBN: 073558236X

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Demystifying the First Year of Law School : a Guide to the 1L Experience
Call Number: LAW OASP, Law Reserve KF283 .M66 2010
ISBN: 0735584494

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Bridging the Gap between College and Law School : Strategies for Success
Call Number: Law Reserve KF283 .S77 2009
ISBN: 159460603X

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A Woman's Guide to Law School
Call Number: Law Reserve KF283 .H57 1999
ISBN: 014026437X

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Getting to Maybe : How to Excel on Law School Exams
Call Number: LAW OASP, Law Reserve KF283 .F47 1999
ISBN: 0890897603



Welcome to the University of Akron School of Law.  The study of law is a rewarding, but very challenging pursuit.  The University of Akron Law Library offers many services and materials that can assist you during your time here at Akron Law.  Just select the tab for the appropriate course to see what we have to offer.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.


UA Library Catalog

Office of Academic Success Programs

The Office of Academic Success Programs is located in room 317 on the third floor of the law library.

  • OASP
    Study Materials, Information and Success Seminar, Group Study Program, Help with Briefing, Outlining, and Studying


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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
CALI currently offers 11 lectures and interactive exercises on basic law school skills, including exam taking, outlining and case briefing.

To access the complete
list of tutorials visit


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