Online Study Aids

Berkeley Law students have free online access to a number of study aids through the Law Library. The study aids are organized by publisher (LexisNexis, West Academic, or Aspen Learning Library). Within each publisher, you can search for a specific title or simply browse. Scroll down for a link to each publisher and a list of available study aids.

A word of caution

It is not a good use of your time to browse through every available study aid. Don’t succumb to the fear of missing something! Ask your professors, classmates, and ASP fellow for recommendations. If you find a study aid that you like, stick with it. There is no need to look through all of them. For an introduction to law school skills, we recommend The Guide to Belonging in Law School by Russel McClain, and Cracking the Case Method by Paul Bergman, Patrick Goodman, and Thomas Holm. Both are available for free online through the Law Library with your CalNet ID. You also can purchase a copy from your local book store or online book sellers, or borrow a hard copy from the Law Library.

Quimbee and CALI

Students also have free access to Quimbee and CALI. Quimbee provides access to case briefs, outlines, an outlining tool, on-demand videos, practice questions with answer explanations, and practice exams and model answers. CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) produces a series of online lessons covering over 30 legal topics, including a section on 1L courses, along with practice multiple-choice questions. If you have trouble accessing Quimbee or CALI, please contact the Law Library.

Available study aids listed by publisher

Aspen Learning Library

Subject-specific study aids (use the “Advanced Search” option to search by subject and/or by series):

  • Examples & Explanations Series
  • Emanuel Crunch Time Series
  • Emanuel Law Outlines Series
  • Glannon Guide Series
  • Inside Series
  • Steve Emanuel’s First Year Questions and Answers Series
  • Jumpstart Series
  • In Other Words Audio and Video Series
  • Casenote Legal Briefs

Law school and academic skills:

West Academic

Subject-specific study aids (find under the “Subjects” tab or the “Series” tab):

  • Gilbert Law Summaries
  • In a Nutshell Series
  • Exam Pro Series
  • Flash Cards Series
  • Concise Hornbooks
  • A Short and Happy Guide Series
  • Acing Series 
  • Black Letter Outlines
  • Sum and Substance Audio Book Series

Law school and academic skills:

LexisNexis Digital Library

Subject-specific study aids:

  • Understanding series
  • Questions and Answers series

Law school and academic skills: