Professors often put required textbooks as well as other course materials on course reserve. To see what materials a professor has placed on course reserve, ask at the Library front desk or search the library catalog.
Course reserve items may be checked out for two hours or kept overnight if checked out within two hours of closing and returned within one hour after the Library opens the next morning. A valid UNM ID is all that is needed to check out course reserves.
Study aids are materials used by law students to better understand the cases and key concepts covered in their casebooks. Information about accessing print study aids and e-study aids from the Library is listed below.
The print academic support collection, including many print study aids, is located on the lower floor of the Law Library, down the stairs to the right of the Library front desk, past the soda machine. The print collection contains Nutshells, Examples and Explanations, and hornbooks. Academic support items may be checked out for two hours, but may be kept overnight if checked out within two hours of closing and returned within one hour after the Library opens the next morning.
Online versions of many (not all) of the above study aids can be found through the West Academic and Aspen Learning resources below. Video guides on how to navigate the online learning resources are on this page as well.
When you enter law school you will encounter a new vocabulary. This First Year Glossary is a quick and helpful guide to the jargon. Other advisable options include asking your professors (you are not the only one wondering what the word means!) or invest in a print copy of Black's Law Dictionary.
A free but older version of Black's can be found online at https://thelawdictionary.org. Current versions of law dictionaries are available on Westlaw and Lexis.
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