Access to the Law Library is restricted to members of the UCI Law community at this time.

Study Aids

study aid book coversWritten for a law-student audience, study aids can be useful as supplements to course readings and class sessions. For general questions about legal study aids, as well as tailored advice about supplementary readings, contact UCI Law's Academic Skills Office.

Online Study Aids

The UCI Law community can use three systems for online study aids. Only Lexis works with specialized e-readers like Kindles. But all systems work with major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

1. Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library 
Use UCI Law VPN.
e-Reader instructions 
Series titles include:

  • Examples & Explanations,
  • Glannon Guides, Emanuel, and more.

2. West Academic 
Create an account with your @lawnet email address.
Series titles include:

  • Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells,
  • Gilbert Law Summaries, Black Letter Outlines, and more.

3. LexisNexis Digital Library (Overdrive)
Use a UCI NetID to log in.
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App instructions from Use code 'UCIRVINE'

Series titles include:

  • Understanding,
  • Q&A, and more.

Print Study Aids

Where are the print study aids?

  • Behind the Front Desk on the Reserve shelves. Come ask for them.
  • They can be used in the Law Library for two hours at a time.
  • Older editions—if available—are in the general Law Library collection. You can check them out and take them home.

What types of print study aids does the Law Library have?

For print, we focus on titles that are useful introductory texts, including many from the following series:

The Law Library also collects study aids that are written by UCI Law Faculty.

How do I find Law Library study aids?

Sample searches

Subject: "legal study aids" and

Other study aids

Use the "ADVANCED SEARCH" in UCI's Library Search:

  1. Select "Subject," and type "legal study aids" in the text box.
  2. Select "Title" or "Subject," and type a term or phrase for your course topic in the text box.
  3. Click "Search."

For more study aids on your topic, change the second dropdown to "Any field," then type a term or phrase for your course in the text box.  This can find study aids that just have a chapter or section on your topic. 

What about other study aids?

  • The Academic Skills Office can provide recommendations.
  • The UCI Bookstore carries a few legal study aids.
  • Online retailers have a larger selection (including used versions.)