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1st Year Book List

Introduction to Law, Legal Analysis,and Legal Research 

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9781609302429Murry, DeSanctisLegal Research MethodsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
NACastagnolaA Lawyer Is Really a TeacherCastagnolaPublisher Or Amazon
9781539229759GarnerBlack's Law DictionaryWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9780692400197Editors of Columbia Law ReviewThe Bluebook: A Uniform System of CitationHarvard Law Review AssociationPublisher


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9781543801477Knapp, Crystal, PrinceProblems in Contract Law: Cases and MaterialsWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon 
9780159007761EisenbergGilbert Law Summaries: ContractsWest Academic
Publisher Or Amazon


Criminal Law

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9781683285144LaFaveLaFave’s Modern Criminal Law: Cases, Comments and QuestionsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781634593854DixGilbert Law Summaries: Criminal LawWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon



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9781609304072Schwartz, Kelly, PartlettProsser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts: Cases and MaterialsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781634602747Franklin, Cardi, GreenGilbert Law Summaries: TortsGilbertPublisher Or Amazon


2nd Year Book List


Agency & Partnership

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978-0882775982Conrad, Knauss, SiegelAgency, Associations, Employment and PartnershipsFoundation PressClick Here Or Click Here
978-1628100204ConviserGilbert Law Summaries: Agency & Partnership LLCsGilbertClick Here Or Click Here


Business Associations

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9781683285229Klein, Ramseyer, BainbridgeBusiness Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and CorporationsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781634596008ChasalowAcing Business AssociationsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781634598408EpsteinLaw School Legends Audio on Business OrganizationsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon


Criminal Procedure

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9781683289890Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King, Ker, PrimusBasic Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, and QuestionsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781454870197EmanuelEmanuel Law Outlines: Criminal ProcedureWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
9781642420821DresslerDressler’s Sum and Substance Audio on Criminal ProcedureWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon


Real Property

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9781454897903French, KorngoldCases and Text on PropertyWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
9781454870210EmanuelEmanuel Law Outlines for PropertyWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
JuergensmeyerSum and Substance Audio on PropertyWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon



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9781683285717Rendleman, RobertsRemedies, Cases and MaterialsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
BaumanGilbert Law Summary on RemediesWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9780314161109FletcherLaw School Legends Audio on Remedies
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon


3rd Year Book List


Civil Procedure

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Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton, HershkoffCivil Procedure, Cases and MaterialsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
LevineCivil Procedure in California: State and Federal
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
EmanuelEmanuel’s Law Outline on Civil Procedure
Wolters Kluwer
Publisher Or Amazon
MillerSum and Substance Audio on Civil Procedure
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon


Constitutional Law

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9781628102222RotundaModern Constitutional Law: Cases and NotesWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
GershmanModern Constitutional Law: Cases and Notes, Supplement
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
EmanuelEmanuel’s Law Outlines for Constitutional LawWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
9781634603607ChehSum and Substance Audio on Constitutional LawWest Academic
Publisher Or Amazon



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Macey, Moll, HamiltonThe Law of Business Organizations, Cases, Materials, and Problems
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
Choper, Cox, EisenbergGilbert Law Summaries on Corporations
West AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
9781634592659CoxSum and Substance Audio on Corporations
Thomson WestPublisher Or Amazon



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Park, FriedmanEvidence, Cases and MaterialsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon
Leach, Uhrig
Federal & California Evidence Rules
Wolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
EmanuelEmanuel Law Outlines for Evidence
Wolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon 
GoodeSum and Substance Audio on Evidence
West Academic
Publisher Or Amazon


4th Year Book List


Administrative Law

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
Mashaw, Merrill, Shane, Magill, Cuéllar, ParrilloAdministrative Law, The American Public Law System, Cases and MaterialsWest Academic
Publisher Or Amazon
Asimow, Murphy
Gilbert Law Summary on Administrative Law
West Academic
Publisher Or Amazon


Community Property

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BlumbergCommunity Property in CaliforniaWolters Kluwer
Publisher Or Amazon
ReppyGilbert Law Summary on Community Property
West Academic
Publisher Or Amazon
BirdSum and Substance Audio on Community PropertyWest Academic
Publisher Or Amazon


Professional Responsibility

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
Schwartz, Wydick, Perschbacher, BassettProblems in Legal EthicsWest Academic
Publisher Or Amazon
N/AState Bar of CaliforniaCalifornia Rules of Professional Conduct
State Bar of California
N/AAmerican Bar AssociationModel Rules of Professional ConductAmerican Bar Association
N/AState Bar of CaliforniaCalifornia Code of Judicial EthicsState Bar of California
MoliternoEmanuel Law Outlines on Professional Responsibility
Wolters Kluwer Publisher Or Amazon



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9781454874287DukeminierWills, Trusts, and EstatesWolters Kluwer
Publisher Or Amazon
WendelEmanuel Law Outline for Wills, Trusts and Estates Keyed to Sitkoff and DukeminierWolters KluwerPublisher Or Amazon
978-0314181121BeyerBeyer’s Sum and Substance Audio on Wills and TrustsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon



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Sitkoff, Dukeminier
Wills, Trusts, and EstatesWolters Kluwer
Publisher Or Amazon
WendelEmanuel Law Outline for Wills, Trusts and Estates Keyed to Sitkoff and DukeminierWolters Kluwer
Publisher Or Amazon
9781683282563BeyerBeyer’s Sum and Substance Audio on Wills and TrustsWest AcademicPublisher Or Amazon


Electives Book List


Legal Research

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978-1609300562Barkan, Bintliff, WhisnerFundamentals of Legal ResearchFoundationClick Here Or Click Here
978-1609300579Barkan, Bintliff, Whisner, Phillips, Law StringfellowAssignments to Fundamentals of Legal ResearchFoundationClick Here Or Click Here
978-0314199010BerringSum & Substance on Legal Research (Audio CD)Thomson WestClick Here


Legal Writing

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
978-0195141627GarnerThe Elements of Legal StyleOxford University PressClick Here Or Click Here 
978-1566627931BlockEffective Legal WritingFoundationClick Here Or Click Here 
978-0314290977HonigsbergGilbert Law Summmaries: Legal Research, Writing, and AnalysisGilbertClick Here Or Click Here 
978-1879563858TylerNailing the Bar: How to Write Essay Answers for Law School and Bar ExamsAmerica's LegalClick Here
978-0314199010BracciSum & Substance on Exam Skills: Essay Writing (Audio CD)WestClick Here Or Click Here 
978-1634605120BerringSum & Substance on Legal Research (Audio CD)WestClick Here


Legal Practice

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
978-1634592239Schwartz, Wydick, Perschbacher, BassettProblems in Legal EthicsWestClick Here Or Click Here 
 State Bar of CaliforniaCurrent Rules of Professional Conduct Click Here 
 State Bar of CaliforniaClient Trust Accounting Handbook Click Here 


Professional Skills

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978-1454830986KriegerEssential Lawyering SkillsAspenClick Here Or Click Here 
978-1590312476FoonbergHow to Start & Build a Law PracticeABAClick Here Or Click Here 
978-0911910193EwaltThrough the Client's Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and AgainABAClick Here


Legal Document Drafting

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978-0314003256ChildDrafting Legal Documents Principles and PracticesWestClick Here Or Click Here
978-0195141627GarnerThe Elements of Legal StyleOxfordClick Here Or Click Here
978-0314289018GarnerThe Redbook: A Manual on Legal StyleWestClick Here Or Click Here


Trial and Appellate Advocacy

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978-1601560018ReadWinning at TrialLexisNexisClick Here Or Click Here
B015JVW3FYLubetModern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and PracticeLexisNexisClick Here
978-1422479094Rothschild31 Ways to Winning Advocacy, DVD SeriesLexisNexisClick Here


Medical Jurisprudence

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
978-1587785177Gostin; Areen; King; Goldberg; JacobsonLaw, Science and Medicine, Third EditionFoundation PressClick Here
978-1401898847Jean M. DennerllMedical Terminology Made Easy Delmar Cengage LearningClick Here
978-0911910193Robert S. PorterThe Merck Manual of Diagnosis and TherapyMerckClick Here
978-0803629776Donald VenesTaber's Cyclopedic Medical DictionaryMerckClick Here


Military Law

ISBNAuthorTitlePublisherClick on Link
978-0314263575ShanorNational Security and Military Law in a NutshellWestClick Here
978-1632840516SchlueterMilitary Criminal Justice: Practice And Procedure LexisNexisClick Here


Philosophy of Law

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978-0314170736ChristieJurisprudence, Text and Readings on the Philosophy of LawWestClick Here Or Click Here
978-0813308487MurphyPhilosophy Of Law: An Introduction To JurisprudenceWestviewClick Here Or Click Here
978-0300001884PoundAn Introduction to the Philosophy of LawYaleClick Here Or Click Here