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West Academic Study Aids Online Library


West Academic Study Aids

Online access to West Acadmic Study Aids Collection, including online and app-based access to ebooks and streaming lectures.

Access & Instructions:

Go to the West Academid Study Aids Collection website. While in the law school or law library, you will automatically have access to all avaialble content. From off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Alabama Law username and password. You can also create an account to personalize your experience.

Creating an Account:

Creating a West Academic account allows you to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for offline access, and more.

  1. Go to
  2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
  3. Setup your account, sign-in and verify your school email address

Once your account is properly set-up, you can log-in independently from your school’s network.

West Academic Online Study Aid Library Content 

The Acing Series provides a unique checklist approach paired with questions and problems to help learn and internalize legal subjects.

Comprehensive outlines paired with "capsule summaries" - abbreviated outlines of key terms, topics, and doctrines - and keyed to major casebooks.

This series of mini-treatises by leading scholars provides concise conceptual overviews of major subjects, focusing on the principal legal issues and leading cases, supplemented by footnotes and references to other sources.

Each text is authored by a prominent legal scholar, is lightly footnoted, and focuses on the core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter.

(Sum & Substance) Exam Pro Series

Practice exams and model answers indexed by topic that can be used to simulate a full exam or to focus on specific question types and topics.

Detailed topical outlines paired with summary overviews, visual aids, exam tips, and sample questions and answers.

Hornbook titles explain the law in great depth and offer insights into a law's historical development, as well as contemporary issues and possible future development. By citing landmark cases, statutes and articles, they are more lengthy and comprehensive than other study materials and make both excellent reference guides and a great starting point for legal research. 

Learn the stories behind the landmark cases.

Combines case briefs with a review of black-letter law principles, keyed to specific casebooks.

The nutshell series covers nearly every legal course subject, with titles focusing on providing an overview of a specific area of the law. Nutshells are useful for gaining a broader, "big picture" view of a subject.

Titles in this series explain legal principles, practices and policies in terms students can grasp quickly.

Titles in this series are streaming audio lectures by top doctrinal law faculty.

Resolving Error Messages:

If you’re a student and your law school library provides your subscription, West Academic will need to verify your school email address. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to

  2. Sign in (or create an account, if you haven’t already done so).

  3. In the top right, click Hello Firstname Lastname and select My Account from the drop-down list that appears.

  4. On the My Account page, in the My School/Organization section, enter your school email. If you already provided your email address and you see a message that email verification is pending, click to resend the verification email.

  5. Check your email and click the link in the email we send. The link opens a page where you sign in, and access is turned on.

Contacting Technical Support:

Call:1-877-888-1330 (select option #4)


West Academic FAQs:

Additional FAQs from West Academic are available here.