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Succeeding in Law School

Your success as a student is our #1 priority! Period. We are here to support you as you embark on your calling into the legal profession. The Law Library team boasts four JDs, and all our personnel have extensive experience with our resources as well as the law school. Please feel absolutely free to contact us with any question whatsoever about your law school experience (but especially about legal research or the law library!) or stop by and visit us at the Services Desk

This Guide is packed with Law Library resources tailored to help first-year students succeed in law school, including study aids, sample questions, video tutorials, and more. Browse information on 1L wellness and success on this page as well as our subject-specific pages in the navigation bar (left) to find a study resource for any of your first-year law classes that fits your needs.


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     Friday 9 am - 5 pm
     Saturday 10 am - 7 pm  



Online Study Aids

The Law Library is pleased to offer access to Aspen Learning Library study aids online! View e-book or pdf versions of your favorite series, including Examples and ExplanationsGlannon Guides, and more, by clicking the link above.   Offline versions are available for download if you install the offline reader.

CALI Lessons

Video Tutorials for 1L Year


CALI is a valuable resource for law students seeking additional perspective and instruction on specific law school topics. Lectures from law professors across the country are available. Here are some we think may be useful to you. For best results use Google Chrome when Accessing CALI.

Many more CALI lessons are available.   If you do not see a subject you need, go directly go to CALI and sign-in. Click on Lessons at the top.  1L subjects are listed first, click one and browse the listing. 

Exam Archive

Access is through the Law School Student Community in Blackboard.


   1. Select "Law School Student Community" under "My Organizations";

   2. Select "Law Library" from the Left Panel;

   3. Open "Law School Exam Archive."

     *Please note that not all professors choose to post past exams.  

Resources for 1L Success

1L Wellness

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