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Study Aids for First Year Courses

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Office of Academic Success Programs

The Office of Academic Success is locate in Room 217 of the Law School.

Study Aids for First Year Courses

Look at the tabs of this guide for study aids (print and online) pertaining to a certain course.  This home page contains information about:

Study Aids Databases:

Akron Law Past Exams Online

CALI - Online interactive lessons

Barbri Outlines for 1L Classes

Books and Websites on First Year Success

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Sample Exams

Sample University of Akron Law School Exams are available online through Brightspace. 

Log on to Brightspace using your UANet ID and Password and go to the "Law School Resources" course. Follow the link in the sidebar to "Law School Sample Exams." Exams are arranged alphabetically by course and are broken down by professor. The exams are available in PDF format and may be viewed online or printed for later use.


West Academic Study Aids Online

Access more than 470 study aids via West Academic Study Aids.  

The subscription includes the following titles for all first year courses: Gilbert Law Summaries, Sum & Substance Quick Review, Sum & Substance Exam Pro Series, Black Letter Outlines, Acing Series, Concise Hornbook Series, Law in a Nutshell Series, Concepts & Insights.

The subscription also includes the High Court Case Summaries Series, which include case briefs keyed to specific casebooks.

Also contains audio files for Law School Legends and Sum and Substance Audio Series! Listen offline using the mobile app.

NEW - interactive multiple choice quizzes on Exam Pro - Objective titles.


Aspen Learning Library fka Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids

To access (both on and off campus):

  1. Go to
  2. Select your institution (University of Akron School of Law).
  3. Your library card number is the same as your UANet ID.  If you have a UANet ID that does not include any numbers, contact the library for your library card number.

The Aspen Learning Library contains popular study aids in ebook format, including Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Glannon Guides, Emanuel CrunchTime, Academic Success, Casenote Legal Briefs, Inside Series, Friedman’s Series, Jumpstart Series.

Also includes video and audio study aids for certain subjects.

Access and download books via Android, Apple, Mac or PC App. You can download the app of your choice here.

Find each app user guide here.

Selected Materials on Law School Success and Survival

For more, take a look at the Library Catalog.

UA Library Catalog