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Study Aid Series

The Taggart Law Library carries titles in the following series to help with understanding content in specific subject areas (e.g., torts, constitutional law, etc,). To see all the titles we carry in a particular series, click on the links below. You can also search for a particular title by doing a keyword search using the subject and series you are looking for (e.g. "torts AND nutshell”).

  • Examples and Explanations Series (Aspen)
    Titles contain hypothetical questions in the legal subject area along with detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topic. Located in Law Reserve and Law North.
  • Hornbook Series (West)
    One-volume treatises that seek to summarize and explain the law in a specific area; contain detailed analysis and footnotes. See also West's Concise Hornbook Series. Located in Law Reserve and Law North
  • Mastering Series (Carolina Academic Press)
    Titles designed to help law students easily and efficiently master substance and content of various legal subject areas, with feature designed to improve learning and retention. Located in Law Reserve.
  • Nutshell Series (West)
    Concise expositions of the law written on over 70 legal topics in a compact format for convenient reference. Located in Law Reserve (most current edition) and Law North (older editions).
  • Questions and Answers Series (LexisNexis)
    Multiple choice and short answer questions and answers on a variety of legal subjects. Located in Law Reserve and Law North.
  • Understanding Series (LexisNexis)
    Titles provide concise yet comprehensive analysis of the
    legal subject area to help you prepare for class and exams. Located in Law Reserve and Law North.

CALI Lessons

The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), a non-profit consortium.  CALI provides member schools with FREE access to over 900 interactive lessons on a wide variety of law school course topics.  These lessons are a great way to supplement your course readings and test yourself on comprehension of course material.  Access to these lessons requires registration at the CALI  Please see a librarian for the ONU authorization code for CALI.

CALI Lessons can be accessed in a variety of ways.  Here are some links to help you get started:

  • CALI Lessons by Topic
    Lessons divided into first-year and upper level topics
  • CALI Lessons by Casebook
    CALI casebook correlations suggest CALI Lessons based on where you are in a casebook. See if your casebook is available. Then click your casebook to see which lessons correspond with specific pages in the book.
  • CALI Lessons by Subject Outline
    CALI Lessons by subject outline matches up traditional subtopics within courses to corresponding CALI Lessons (not all subjects are available):
  • Lessons on Legal Concepts and Skills
    CALI lessons on a variety of legal concepts and skills valuable for all law students, including exam taking skills, case briefing, outlining, and law school success.

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