Looking for resources to prepare for your 1L exams? You may want to consider checking out Westlaw’s 1L Outline Shells series. This series provides a quick overview of black letter law, and may be a helpful resource to consult in conjunction with your class notes. Covering the topics of civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property, and torts, this series is available for free at: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/marketing/display/SG/28. Good luck studying!
Whether you attribute this quote to Edna Mode or Louis Pasteur, the fact remains that you need to be prepared for your first (or your second…) job. Let the library help you with our Certificate in Legal Skills for Practice program. We hone your legal research skills so that you are … prepared.
If you are interested in tax law, Tax Analysts publishes several resources which may be helpful for your research. Under the Key Documents tab, Tax Notes includes updates and analysis of federal and state tax laws, IRS ruling and regulations, court opinions, Treasury reports, and more. Under the Publications tab, Tax Notes Today focuses on the latest news and documents, while Tax Notes International covers international tax issues.
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Do you learn better when you see a concept schematically. Well then the Visual Law Library might interest you. Flowcharts, cartoons, infographics – any way that someone can represent the law visually – can be found at this site. Here is one I liked:
This year’s distinguished lecture is being presented by Roland G. Fryer Jr. who won the 2015 Clark Medal from the American Economic Association. He has written fascinating articles on the economics of many aspects of racial discrimination – in employment, in schooling, in housing. You could find most of these articles using EconLit, a database that catalogs and links to economics literature.
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