Preparing for the First Day of Exams

Monday marks the first day of Spring 2012 exams, with Criminal Law kicking things off at 8:30am and Evidence getting underway at 1pm.  Check out these new Evidence study skills books and browse through the library catalog for Criminal Law titles which will help you get ready for Day 1 of testing!

Also, if you are looking for ways to use your time during reading week wisely and be more productive as you prepare for exams, read through the study tips on the Law School Academic Support Blog.

Evidence in a Nutshell
The Nutshell series of study skills books offer compact yet comprehensive reviews of major areas of law.  Evidence in Nutshell contains the newest version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, as well as notes on significant cases in evidence law and developments in expert and scientific evidence.
Law Study Skills Collection KF8935.Z9 R6 2012

Evidence: Examples and Explanations
The Evidence E&E provides a good introduction to the concepts of the Federal Rules of Evidence and helps develop reader understanding through its case examples and detailed explanations.  Particularly useful aspects of this book are the “plain language” version of the Rules of Evidence and a flow-chart that demonstrates how to analyze relevance and hearsay exceptions applied to out-of-court statements.
                                       Law Study Skills Collection KF8935.Z9 B48 2009

Handbook of Federal Evidence
This eight volume set contains the Federal Rules of Evidence and materials designed to help aid understanding and application of them.  It is written for trial attorneys and judges, but provides clear and precise statements of evidence law which are helpful for students as well.  Please note that this set can only be used in the library.
Law Treatises KF8935 .G73 2012