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Study Aids for Law Students

Library resources for law students to help prepare for class and exams.

Accessing Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law

Access to LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law is restricted to current University of Washington School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Students usually receive registration information in their orientation materials.

If you would like access to one of these three databases, please email Research Services librarian Crystal Alberthal to request registration information.

Online Commercial Outlines

Places online where you can find commercial subject outlines for common law school courses:

Lexis/BARBRI First Year Outlines: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law, Personal Property, Real Property, and Torts.




CaseBriefs Outlines: free to create an account and access commercial outlines for a few common law school courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Property, and Torts.




Westlaw 1L Outline Shells: PDFs of excerpted Blackletter Outlines for Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts.

The full text of Blackletter Outlines are available in West Academic Study Aids online.