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Study Aids and Exam Prep: About this Guide

How to Use This Guide

Use this research guide to learn about and access study guides, both in print and online, to help you study for exams, as well as to provide general guidance in your understanding of legal concepts. They're arranged by class at the tab level. Each tab contains aids broken down by type.

Note that your primary source of information in preparing for finals should be your casebook and your notes from class lectures. Further, if your professor recommends a particular study aid, consult that one before any others. That said, try out different study aids and see what suits your method of studying best; what may work for others may not work for you. Be flexible. 


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Available Online  Available to all users.

 Limited to users within the Suffolk University community. May require login with unique username and password. 

 Available in printAvailable in print.

Lexis+ Use is limited to those with a Lexis+ account

Westlaw Use is limited to those with a Westlaw Precision account

 May require individual username and password for the playing platform. 


Podcast  Podcast

Film / video Online Film/Movie/Short Video  


Popular Series

Emmanuel CrunchTime (Wolters Kluwer) Print

  • Offers capsule summaries of key legal concepts and flowcharts for visual learners.

Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer) Print

  • Offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.

Nutshell Series (West Academic) 

  • Provides understandable, dependable introductions to a field of law or legal topic, oftentimes referred as a concise treatise

Understanding Series (Lexis+) 

  • Presents a collection of user-friendly student treatises to gauge an understanding of major topics of the law.



Last Reviewed

February 1, 2022