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Online Study Aids
Read, highlight, and annotate casebooks and study aids from a variety of publishers, including the popular Questions & Answers, Understanding, Nutshell, and Short & Happy study aid series. This resource is growing, so please check back for newly-added titles and series.
Quimbee is a law school study aids site providing access to searchable, expert written case briefs, outlines, an outlining tool, on-demand videos, practice questions with answer explanations, practice exams and model answers among other tools. To sign up, click the link above and follow the instructions to create an account using your seattleu.edu email address. Already have an account? Contact Quimbee using the chat widget or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will move your account over to the institutional subscription.
Online exercises from the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.
Finding Print Study Aids
For a specific title, search the library catalog, Primo, using the title of the series and the topic.
Recent editions can be found in Reserve and can be checked out for two hours. (24 hour checkout is available for some materials in Reserve.) Older editions of some study aids are in the 4th floor treatise collection and are available for a longer checkout period.
Remember, study aids are just that: aids to your regular study. They are not a substitute for attending class and reading required material!
Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
Browse Study Aids by Series
Concise Hornbook Series
Concise Hornbooks are simplified versions of Hornbooks, offering concise analyses of fundamental areas of law by legal scholars. They are lightly footnoted, and focus on the core principles and concepts necessary for understanding the legal area.
The CrunchTime series is a problem based study aid that includes flow charts, summaries of the law, exam tips, and sample questions (both multiple choice and essay) with model answers.
Emanuel Law Outlines
Emanuel Law Outlines provide outline-format explanations of key issues, topics and black letter law, keyed to particular textbooks. They also include some questions and model answers and an alphabetical list of cases covered.
Examples & Explanations
E&Es explain core legal concepts and topics, and feature hypotheticals with corresponding answers and analysis you can use to test your own understanding.
Gilbert Law Summaries
Gilberts are subject outlines, supplemented with summaries, charts, practice questions and sample essays.
Each guide provides a review of key points of law, illustrated with examples and hypotheticals. They include multiple choice questions with explanations of both correct and incorrect answers.
Hornbooks provide an in depth, scholarly (heavily footnoted) discussion of an area of law, covering historical development as well as contemporary issues.
Nutshells offer concise textual (as opposed to outline form) explanations and summaries of a particular area of law with reference to key cases and statutes. Select ebooks from this series are available in our Digital Library
Questions & Answers
The Q&A series contains short summary sections with explanations of legal concepts and terms, along with exam tips and study tools. Numerous essay and multiple choice questions, paired with model answers and detailed explanations, are included. Ebooks from this series are available in our Digital Library
Short & Happy Guides
Short & Happy Guides provide overviews of specific areas of law, focusing on key legal concepts and the relationships between them. Humor, imagery, and metaphor help make the concepts stick. Select ebooks from this series are available in our Digital Library
Titles in the Understanding series offer accessible, yet thorough, analysis and discussion of particular legal subject areas. Ebooks from this series are available in our Digital Library