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Criminal Law: Study Aids

Resources available at LaValley Law Library relating to the area of Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Study Aids Information

LaValley Law Library has many different types of study aids to assist you in studying, outlining, and understanding your law school classes. This page lists the various types of study aids available for check-out and what can be expected from each set. 


Early Semester


  • Hornbooks
  • Understanding Series
  • Examples and Explanations
  • Concise Hornbook Series

Mid Semester


  • Nutshells
  • Mastering the Law
  • Short and Happy Guides (forthcoming)

Late Semester


  • Acing Series
  • Exam Pro Series

Study Aids Description

  • Acing Series
    • Flowchart-style checklists to show students how to analyze law exam questions. Flowcharts provides students with a clear roadmap for answering exam questions. 
  • Examples and Explanations
    • Outlines the law and summarizes cases. Includes a case book correlation chart, capsule summary and sample essay questions and answers.
  • Exam Pro
    • Sample exams provide detailed fact patterns and questions, simulating real exams. You can check your answer against the key that explains not only the best answer choice, but why the other answers are not the best choice.
  • Glannon Guides
    • Straightforward explanations of tough concepts with a humorous style. Both correct and incorrect options are explained, helping you learn why a solution does or does not work. 
  • Law in a Flash
    • Written in a witty and comical tone to help review legal topics.
    • Each card has a question on one side and a concise answer on the reverse side. 
  • Mastering Series
    • Easy to read and highlights and explains key terms. Each chapter has a beginning road map and ending checkpoints for review.
  • Nutshells
    • Explains the law in a condensed narrative format.
  • Questions and Answers 
    • Multiple choice and short answer questions with detailed explanations of the answers.
  • Understanding Series
    • Gives the reader an understanding of the area of law. Contains discussion of many of the cases found in major casebooks.

Online Study Aids

Wolters Kluwer​


  • Examples and Explanations
  • Emanuel Law Outlines
  • Emanuel Crunchtime
  • Glannon Guides
  • Inside Series
  • Friedman's Practice Series

West Academic 


  • Exam Pro
  • Acing Series
  • Short & Happy Guide
  • Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Black Letter Law Outlines
  • In a Nutshell