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Study Aids, Study Skills, & Exam Preparation Resource Guide: Surviving and Succeeding in Law School

This guide brings together all of the available study and exam preparation resources provided by the Loyola Law School Library for its students. The guide includes links to study aids for more than 30 Loyola courses.

About Law School Success

This page includes resources intended to help students succeed in law school.  This page is divided into four topics:

Note that there is some overlap here.  Those books devoted to the 1L experience also discuss law school success generally (does it ever really change) and the general texts cover first year success as well.

Resources for 1Ls and Entering Students

Print books are located in Law Main Stacks unless otherwise indicated.

E-book access through the Law Library's subscriptions to West Academic Study Aids, LexisNexis Digital Library, and Aspen Learning Library is limited to current Loyola Law students.

General Resources

Specific Aspects of Improving Law School Performance

CALI Lessons and Podcasts on Law School Success

The Center for Computer-assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides a number of lessons intended to support students in their development of critical-thinking skills and provide students with the meta-skills needed to succeed in law school. These include lessons on preparing for class, preparing for and succeeding on exams, and improving on prior performance. The quickest way to access CALI's law school success lessons is through its Law School Success Subject Outline. There are also a number of helpful CALI podcasts on law school success including tip from law school professors.

Subject Guide