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Law Exam Preparation: Home

Sample/Old Exams

Sample exams from Wayne Law Professors are available in the green bound volumes on the bookshelves to the right as you enter the library. 

Newer exams may be made available by professors at their discretion.  If a professor decides to make a new exam available the class he or she will usually inform the class and provide any special access instructions. Students may also inquire at the reference desk.

West Study Aids Subscription

Over 350 popular study aid publications such as the West Nutshell Series, the Concise Hornbook Series, and Gilberts are available to all law students via their Westlaw login.  See the Study Aids subscription link on the Westlaw home page.

Please note that commercial outlines, while a potentially helpful tool, can never replace the process of generating your own course outline.

Lexis Exam Preparation Materials

Play the LexisNexis "Think Like a Lawyer" game to practice issue spotting. As per Lexis, "Be fully prepared for exams with the new case law game (it's free!) designed to help you spot and analyze issues  - a crucial part of every law exam. See


Also be aware that Lexis provides access to short outlines in 1L subjects via the home page after you login. They can be found under the “Training Calendar” tab or under the “Free Downloads” tab (see Make Exam Prep Easy with NoteMap).

Exam Preparation Books on Reserve

Law School Success Books on Reserve

Cali Lessons

CALI, the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, provides hundreds of electronic tutorials in a variety of legal topic areas, including the first year courses. Tutorials may be used via the CALI CD, which is available to all students at the reference desk and is provided to 1Ls in their Law Library orientation packet.

Register to use the tutorials online at Students create their own username and password. When asked for an authorization code, use the code on the CALI authorization card which is available at the Law Library reference desk.

Cali also provides a series of video podcast discussions on how to succeed on law exams.