While some law professors recommend that students avoid commercial study aids, others sometimes do recommend specific titles.
The law library provides a variety of digital, commercial legal study aid content
that current CWRU law students may access for free. Our website features study aids from three major of the most important publishers in the field: Lexis Digital Books
, West Academic Study Aids
, and Wolters Kluwer Study Aids
. With the exception of actual casebook content, each of these three platforms offers numerous study aid titles which can be downloaded or digitally checked out by students, on demand, as needed.
These links provide instructions for CWRU law students to create their initial accounts: Lexis Digital Books
, West Academic
, and Wolters Kluwer
CWRU law students do not have to purchase individual accounts
-- you just have to set up your access to correct account: "Case Western Reserve University School of Law Digital Library" (Lexis), "Case Western Reserve School of Law" (West Academic), and "Case Western Reserve University School of Law" (Wolters Kluwer).
During your initial account set up, you can either use one of the computer lab computers, which are physically connected to the internet. Alternatively, you can use your personal computer, laptop, or phone, as long as you can authenticate yourself as a CWRU law student via the use of Case Wireless, VPN, VPN duo, or IP address recognition.
If you are having difficulty accessing any of the three commercial study aid platforms, please ask for help at the Reference Desk.
The law library is happy to provide you with access to commercial study aids -- please check with your law professors or fellow students to see if they recommend any specific authors, titles, brands, or publishers.