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Study Aids

Study aid materials available at the Warren E. Burger Library

Study Aids

What are Study Aids?

Study aids are materials that explain, summarize, outline, or clarify a broad area of the law or a particular legal concept. They range in format from comprehensive treatises to compact checklists.

Examples & Explanations, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, and Short & Happy Law Guides are among the more popular study aids at Mitchell Hamline.

Study aids should be used to supplement your understanding of the law. They are not a substitute for your required course readings, class notes, and outlines.

Study Aids in the Library

Current editions of study aids are located in the Reserve collection and can be checked out for 2 hours. Ask the Circulation Desk for assistance in retrieving Reserve books.

The Library keeps one previous edition of its study aid titles in the Lower Level. Older study aid editions can be checked out for 4 weeks. Please note that older study aids might not include current law.