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Contracts Basics

Resources for students looking for more information on contracts and studying for 1L exams

Contracts Overview

Contracts: Summaries and Explanations

Get started with these books aimed at law school students. Copies of many of these are on reserve at the circulation desk.

HLS Library Lexis Digital Library

The Understanding ...   and  Questions & Answers... series are available online via the Lexis Digital Library.

Study tools

Audio CaseFiles

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Download recordings of cases commonly read in first and second year courses.


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Test your knowledge!

CALI provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Use the lessons to supplement your studies and to review specific concepts.


Wex is a free legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. Wex entries contain a definition, subject overview and useful links. All entries are collaboratively created and professionally reviewed.

Go Deeper

Contracts in Depth

Go deeper with these leading works on contracts or search HOLLIS for more sources.



Find Articles

Search these databases to find articles on contract law topics.

Find Case Law

Forms and Sample Contracts

Contract Law News

Headlines from the ContractsProf Blog


Just for Fun

Just for fun...

Explore modern contract law issues in Middle Earth!

Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, Supervillains and the Law

has put together  a six-part series discussing the issues raised by Bilbo Baggins's contract in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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