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1L Tool Kit

Basic library resources for first-year students.

Con Law resources

Whether you're just starting out and need a nutshell or you need the in-depth coverage of a treatise, the Law Library has the Constitutional Law class resources you need. Request any of these titles at the library desk. For more assistance, ask a librarian!

Nutshells -- the basics

Nutshells are the briefest overview of a particular topic in law. Get your bearings with a nutshell.

Hornbooks -- full outline of topic with detail

Hornbooks cover subjects in more detail than nutshells.  These resources will explain the structure and operation of an area of law.

Treatises -- in-depth treatment

A treatise covers an area of law in great detail. Usually multi-volume sets, treatises offer explanation, commentary and citations to primary sources.