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



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Criminal Law: Summaries and Explanations

Get started with these books aimed at law school students.

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Acing criminal law : a checklist approach to criminal law - Burkoff, John M.
Call Number: Law School KF9219.85 .B87 2009
ISBN: 9780314190369
Publication Date: 2009

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Criminal Law - Wayne R. LaFave
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L38 2010x
ISBN: 0314912681
Publication Date: 2010
Hornbook Series

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Criminal Law:Examples and Explanations - Richard G. Singer; John Q. La Fond
Call Number: Law School Reserve KF9219.3 .S54 2007
ISBN: 0735562431
Publication Date: 2007, 4th ed.

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The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law, 2d ed. - Laurie L. Levenson
Call Number: Law School KF9219.85 .L477 2009
ISBN: 0735579555
Publication Date: 2009

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Understanding Criminal Law, 6th ed. - Joshua Dressler
Call Number: Law School Reserve KF9219 .D74 2012
ISBN: 0769848931
Publication Date: 2012

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Criminal Law in a Nutshell - Arnold H. Loewy
Call Number: Law School KF9219.85 .L63x 2009
ISBN: 0314194967
Publication Date: 2009, 5th ed.


Criminal Law in Depth

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

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Substantive Criminal Law - Wayne R. LaFave  Icon
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L386 2003
ISBN: 0314108025
Publication Date: 2003, 2d ed.
Available in print or on WestlawNext

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Wharton's Criminal Law, 15th ed. - Charles Torcia  Icon
Call Number: Law School KF9219 .W43 1993x
Publication Date: 1993-
Available in print or on WestlawNext

Just for fun...

Nathaniel Burney's lady justice from The Illustrated Guide to Law

If you'd rather be reading comic books instead of casebooks, why not combine your interests? The Illustrated Guide to Law

Criminal defense attorney Nathaniel Burney created  The Illustrated Guide to Law to explain legal topics in comic book form. 

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is also available in print for those of us who prefer to read on the beach.


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