West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

west-study-aids-subscription-imageThe West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There are career resources! Graduating students, getting ready to tackle the bar exam? The Study Aids Subscription has books on successful bar preparation!

Access the Law Library’s subscription by logging into your Westlaw account and clicking the Study Aids Subscription link on the homepage. You can also get to these resources directly from our list of Law-Related Databases by selecting West Online Study Aids. If you have questions or need help with these materials, swing by the Reference Office for assistance.


Preparing for the Bar Exam

GMU Law Library welcomes those studying for the bar.  Please check the law library website for information about regular and special summer hours. Mason Law ’15 grads retain all library privileges until September 30.

Below are are list of resources related to bar preparation that may be helpful:

Law Library Print Resources

Law School Website

Advice for Bar Prep

Here’s some useful advice from the Law School Academic Support Blog on gearing up for the Bar Exam (please see the blog for more elaboration):

1) Never take the bar exam “for practice”

2) Don’t let practice tests scare you–let them guide your study

3) Practice your writing under timed conditions

4) Stay away from gimmicks

5) Don’t over-study and burn out before the exam

6) Don’t beat yourself up over minor slip-ups in bar prep

7) Don’t talk to anyone about the exam during breaks or after it is finished

Good luck exam takers!