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Law School Success: Law School Success

A research guide aimed at helping law students succeed at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
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Your law school experience will be demanding at times, but the Schoenecker Law Library has designed this research guide to help you succeed - not just 'scrape by' and survive.


On these pages you will find advice from experts and other law students, legal research materials, legal writing and citation materials, study aids, exam preparation materials, and information on the skills law students need to thrive.


Check out the Law Library's homepage to get acquainted with the resources and services we offer or check out the Quick Guide to the Law Library tab above.


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Search CLICnet for books, e-books, DVDs & videos, etc

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CLICnet is the library catalog of eight private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the UST library of your choice.

Searching by the following subject keywords or subject headings will help you find relevant materials:

Christian lawyers -- United States.

Christianity and law.

Practice of law -- Religious aspects.

Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.

Law students -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Law schools -- United States.

Law students


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CALI Lessons

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CALI is an organization that supports global legal education through the use of innovative tools and computer technology.  CALI offers lessons on a broad range of legal topics that can help you study what you've covered in class and review for exams.  With 700 interactive exercises, CALI is designed to supplement traditional law school instruction in over 35 different subject areas.  Sound recordings and podcasts typically last upwards of 30 minutes.

Registration is required for UST Law students to access CALI.  Stop by the Law Library Circulation Desk to get your CALI authorization code.

Suggested CALI material:

Law School Materials for Success

Where Does Law Come From?

Punctuation and Grammar Basics for Law Students

Plagiarism - Keeping Out of Trouble