Study Aids

Electronic Study Aids

The Law Library offers electronic access to the West Academic Study Aids (WASA). WASA provides you with remote, 24/7 access to study aids to help you prepare and study for your classes. WASA is separate from Westlaw, the legal research database. 

Need Exam prep? Look for these popular series, Step-by-Step, Exam Pro, Flash Cards, and Acing, to help build your exam skills.

Want help outlining cases? Review the Black Letter Law series and Gilbert Law Summaries.

Need a topical overview? See the Nutshell series or Concise Hornbooks.

Want more analysis of a topic? Consult West Hornbooks or the Concept and Insights series.

Looking for tips on case briefing? Check High Court Case Summaries and Legalines.

Prefer audio lectures? Listen to the Law School Legends Audio or Sum & Substance Audio series.

You can also browse topics and find e-books on introductions to law school, bar exam prep, and career prep. 

To access WASA, click on any of the above links, or click on the following link:

West Academic Study Aids 

  • Log in using your myIIT username and password.
  • You do NOT need to create a WASA account to access WASA electronic books.   
  • Please note that WASA is entirely separate from Westlaw, the legal research database. Using your Westlaw credentials to log in to WASA will not work. 

If you have any questions and/or difficulties accessing the study aids, please email

Print Study Aids

In addition to the Library’s subscription to WASA’s electronic study aids, the Library makes copies of select print study aids available in the Berkson Reading Room on the Library's 10th floor. Titles from the Examples and Explanations series and Glannon Guides are available on the following topics. In addition, titles from the Understanding series are available for select topics in this list. These materials are in-library use only and are available all hours the Library is open.

  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Legislation
  • Property
  • Remedies
  • Torts