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Exam Study Guide

Did you know the Law Library can help you prepare for law school exams? Consult this guide for our exam preparation resources.

Let the Law Library Help with Exams!

Entrance to the Law LibraryMost law students find taking law school exams very stressful! This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist you in studying for exams. We can't take your exams for you but we can help you succeed!

In addition to our Library resources, 1-Ls should be sure and participate in the Structured Study Groups offered by the Academic Success Program. Second and third year students can contact the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs for additional exam preparation help.

About Our Study Aids

Study aids can be an important tool to help you succeed in law school. Remember that not all study aids are created equal and that the different types of study aids serve different purposes. This page lists the various study aids that the Law Library has purchased for your use. The majority of our print study aids have been moved from closed reserves to the Reference 2 Collection area. We have also recently purchased a subscription to online study aids through West Academic and Lexis OverDrive. 

If accessing the online study aids from the West Academic subscription in the law school building (either connected to Secure Wireless or on a networked computer), you can just click on the links below or go to If you want to be able to access them from off-campus or from other parts of campus, create a West Academic account. To create an account, click the Create an Account link at the top right corner of the Study Aids Subscription page. Use your UC email as the email address. Once you have filled in the required information to set up an account, you will need to verify your email address (they will send you a confirmation email that you will need answer to verify the email address). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through while outside of the law school building.

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian. 

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