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Suggested Reading List (Future 1Ls)

Law school faculty's suggestions of enjoyable summer reading about law-related topics. (Updated 10/1/2020)

Message from Leilani Marshall, Associate Dean for Student Services at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Welcome to Case Western Reserve University School of Law. With Orientation approaching in just a couple of weeks, some of you have expressed interest in additional summer reading that might help prepare you for law school. Our Faculty in the law library have curated a collection of novels, biographies, commentaries, and books on jurisprudence and legal history which may be of interest to you as you begin your study of law. Please note: this is not required reading. We offer it merely as an additional resource for law-related topics. More importantly, we hope that you are taking the opportunity to enjoy what remains of your summer so that you come to CWRU Law relaxed, rested, and focused. See you soon!

Message from the librarians

If you haven’t started classes yet, you may borrow books from the CWRU libraries through the OhioLink library network. If you do not have access to an OhioLink library, please speak with the reference librarian at your local public library.

The Library is pleased to announce that it has subscribed to LexisNexis Books (Study Aids), West Academic Study Aids, and Wolters Kluwer Study Aids. These online study guides of various types will be available to all CWRU Law students enrolled in the upcoming academic year.

We look forward to meeting you this fall!