What extra books should I get for my second and third years of law school?

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You already know what you're doing and what works best for you, so I won't bore you with my thoughts except to say that I personally found the Nutshells and the Questions & Answers books more helpful in my second and third year than I found the Examples & Explanations (which I found so useful my first year). I am not suggesting that you buy all of these for each class. Some may not be useful for some variants of a class and others may be duplicative.

Note that if one of your courses is not listed below, you should check the 1L page to see if it is there.

Administrative Law

1.Examples & Explanations: Administrative Law, Fifth Edition
2.Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell


1.Examples & Explanations: Antitrust, Second Edition
2.Gellhorn, Kovacic, and Calkins' Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell, 5th
3.Antitrust (Aspen Treatise)


1.Hamilton and Freer's The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell, 6th
2.Siegels Corporations: Essay & Multiple Choice Question Answers, Fifth Edition
3.Corporations (Examples & Explanations)
4.Questions & Answers: Business Associations

Employment Law

1.Employment Law in a Nutshell, Third Edition (West Nutshell)
2.Examples & Explanations: Employment Discrimination, Second Edition (only if your course covers discrimination)


1.Evidence: Examples & Explanations, 9th Edition
2.Rothstein, Raeder and Crump's Evidence in a Nutshell, 6th
3.Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell, 9th Edition
4.Questions & Answers: Evidence

Federal Courts

1.Examples & Explanations: Federal Courts, Third Edition
2.Federal Jurisdiction, Sixth Edition (Aspen Student Treatise Series)

Intellectual Property

1.Examples & Explanations: Intellectual Property, Fifth Edition
2.Miller and Davis' Intellectual Property, Patents,Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell, 5th
3.Trademark and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell

International Law

1.Examples & Explanations: International Law
2.Buergenthal and Murphy's Public International Law in a Nutshell, 5th

Professional Responsibility

1.Examples & Explanations: Professional Responsibility, 5th Edition
2.Questions & Answers: Professional Responsibility


1.Examples & Explanations: Federal Income Taxation
2.Watson's Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell
3.McNulty and Lathrope's Federal Income Taxation of Individuals in a Nutshell, 8th

Wills, Trusts and Estates

1.Examples & Explanations: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 6th Edition
2.Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell
3.Questions & Answers: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Updated March 2015