First-Year Student Resources

GETTING ORIENTED TO LAW SCHOOL LIFE

PREPARING FOR CLASS

THE FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM

DICTIONARIES

TAKING EXAMS

BUILDING STUDY SKILLS

GETTING ORIENTED TO LAW SCHOOL LIFE

o    Incoming One-L FAQ

  • Provides questions (and answers) common to all first-year law students.

o    Letter to a Young Law Student

  • By University of Missouri Emeritus Professor Corinne Cooper.

o    Advice to One L from a Professor Podcast.

o    Law School and Stress

  • By Professor Barbara Glesner Fines.

o    First Day of Law School Tutorial

  • From SMU Dedman School of Law.

o    Westlaw First Year Center

  • Includes information on many aspects of student life.

PREPARING FOR CLASS

o    Westlaw’s Guide on Briefing Cases

o    Westlaw’s Advice on Class Preparation

o    CALI interactive tutorial on briefing cases

o    CALI tutorial on taking exams

 

THE FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM

Contracts

o    Cornell’s Contracts Overview

o    Contracts in a Nutshell (on reserve)

o    Contracts Hornbook (on reserve)

o    Contracts Q & A (on reserve)

o    Contracts Examples & Explanations (on reserve)

o    CALI Contracts Lessons

o    MSLAW’s Contracts Resources

Property

o    Cornell’s Property Overview

o    Property in a Nutshell (on reserve)

o    Property Hornbook (on reserve)

o    Property Q & A (on reserve)

o    Property Examples & Explanations (on reserve)

o    Siegel’s Property Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (on reserve)

o    Property CrunchTime (on reserve)

o    CALI Property Lessons

o    MSLAW’s Property Resources

Torts

o    Cornell’s Torts Overview

o    Torts in a Nutshell (on reserve)

o    Torts Hornbook (on reserve)

o    Torts Q & A (on reserve)

o    Torts Examples & Explanations (on reserve)

o    Siegel’s Torts Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (on reserve)

o    Torts
CrunchTime
(on reserve)

o    CALI Torts Lessons

MSLAW’s Torts Resources

Civil Procedure

o    Cornell’s Civil Procedure Overview

o    Civil Procedure in a Nutshell (on reserve)

o    Civil Procedure Hornbook(on reserve)

o    Civil Procedure Q & A (on reserve)

o    Civil Procedure Examples & Explanations (on reserve)

o    Siegel’s Civil Procedure Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (on reserve)

o    Civil Procedure CrunchTime (on reserve)

o    CALI Civil Procedure Lessons

o    MSLAW’s Civil Procedure Resources

DICTIONARIES

o    Plain English Law Dictionary

  • From Nolo Press.

o    Black’s Law Dictionary (on reserve)

TAKING EXAMS

o    MSLAW Exams

o    CALI Legal Skills Lessons

  • Includes a 3 part podcast on taking exams.

o    Tips from Law Professors on Taking Exams

o    Westlaw’s Exam Advice

o    Getting to Maybe(on reserve)

BUILDING STUDY SKILLS

Strategies for Reducing Procrastination

Study Skills Self-Help

 

 


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