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Tips for Law School Success

Contact the Research Desk

Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions! You can visit us at the Research Desk during our regular hours, or we can schedule a time to meet one-on-one in-person or over Zoom. 

Contact the Research Desk at:

There's a librarian available at the desk from 10 to 6, Monday through Thursday, and from 10 to 5 on Friday.

We respond to any voicemails and emails during our shifts. 

Learn more about the law library at our website.


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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  



Log in with your Suffolk account to access outlines, lectures, and practice questions. Contact Prof. DeFabritiis with questions:

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.



Practice Exam Questions


Study Aids & Exam Prep Guide

The Moakley Law Librarians created a study aids finding guide to highlight key resources that can help you prep for exams. Research guides, finding guides and treatises are a good way to begin your research when you are studying or writing a paper in an area of law that's new to you. 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 midterms and 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. 

Click here to access the Study Aids & Exam Prep Guide

Study Aids & Exam Prep Resources

Our West Academic Study Aids online collection includes hornbooks, Nutshells, and audio lectures through Sum and Substance! We encourage the use of CALI exercises in preparation for exams.

  • CALI: More than 1,000 online interactive lessons in over forty subject areas – including all 1L courses. They’re a great way to review for class and prep for exams. Sign up at Visit or email the Research Desk for an access code.

  • PAST EXAMS: Some Suffolk Law professors post copies of exam questions from previous years in this database. Use these exams to practice test-taking and gauge your knowledge of the subject. Check out our library services page for more details.

  • WEST STUDY AIDS: Go to our website to access Hornbooks, Nutshells, Gilbert Law Summaries, Sum & Substance Audio, and more!

  • SeRiouS: Use spaced repetition to maximize learning. It was created by Assistant Dean Gabe Teninbaum and is free for Suffolk students:

Study Rooms

The law library offers study rooms year-round.  You can make a reservation here using your Suffolk username and password. Remember to use the QR code to check in and out!

You can also, use your Suffolk Zoom account for virtual study group meetings. 

Suffolk Counseling Services

The end of the semester can be a stressful time for law students. Consult the Suffolk University CHW's Counseling Service for resources and information.

You can also reach out to the Suffolk Law School's Dean of Students Office at 617-573-8157 or