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Course Reserves

The Library's Rothenberg Reading Room contains basic legal books for many courses, including all of the first-year courses. Check the Library's course reserves page to see if the Library has materials related to your class.


Law Dictionaries

If  all your casebooks seem to be full of words you’ve never heard before, you may want to check out a legal dictionary.  The two most commonly used are Black’s Law Dictionary (Ref. KF156 .B53 2009) and Ballentine’s Law Dictionary (Ref. KF156.H36 1994).  You’ll find other law dictionaries on nearby shelves.  Black’s is also available on Westlaw, while Ballentine’s is on Lexis.

Another useful source is Words & Phrases (KF156.W6), which contains definitions the courts have given to legal words and phrases.  It has more definitions than one-volume dictionaries, and all are given in context.  You can also find Words & Phrases on Westlaw.


Books About Law School

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Tomorrow's Lawyers - Richard Susskind
Call Number: General Stacks | K120 .S87 2013

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Law 101 - Jay M. Feinman
ISBN: 0199341699
Publication Date: 2014-09-01

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Law School Success - Ann Burkhart; Robert Stein
Call Number: Reading Room | KF283 .B871 2008

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Law School Without Fear - Helene S. Shapo; Marshall S. Shapo
Call Number: General Stacks | KF386 .S44 2009

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The Legal Imagination - James Boyd White
Call Number: General Stacks | KF250 .W45 1985

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One L - Scott Turow
Call Number: General Stacks |KF373.T88 A33


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