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Study Aids

Treatises, hornbooks, outlines, case briefs, and other study materials to help law students achieve academic success.

Lexis Study Aids

Our LexisNexis Digital Library offers on-demand access to the Understanding series and the Question & Answer series in an easy-to-read, book-like format. Titles can be downloaded and/or accessed on the mobile app. In addition to the study aids, two books used in LRWA are available online here, too: A Lawyer Writes and Plain English for Lawyers

Using the Lexis Digital Library:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your GMU authenticated account.
  3. Once you are logged in, you have access to the full LexisNexis Digital Library.

There is also a link to the Digital Library available on Lexis+, via the Product Switcher in the top left corner of the home page.

West Online Study Aids

  • The Law Library subscribes to a complete set of online West Study Aids and Hornbooks on your behalf. 
  • If you have not yet set up an account for this resource, then you can navigate to the West Academic homepage and use your address to set up an account. A link is also provided in our list of Law Related databases and from the Quick Links menu on all Law School webpages.


Elgar Advanced Introductions

The Law Library subscribes to the Edward Elgar Advanced Introductions series of publications. 

These titles are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in Law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars.

Topics range from international, comparative, to U.S. specific. Examples include: Contract Law, Cybersecurity Law and Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Law, Mental Health Law, Space Law and U.S. Securities Law.