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Study Aids: Introduction

Study Aids

Sign Up for Online Access: 
  • Quimbee (videos, quizzes, practice tests, and more)
  • CALI (interactive tutorials and short podcasts)
  • Courtroom Cast (editable, sharable text/ MP3 versions of cases organized by subject or casebook, plus some videos)

Quimbee is a popular study aid service that provides short instructional videos, case briefs, flashcards, practice exams, and more. Gold-level membership is available for free to all Duquesne Law students.  

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CALI stands for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. The CALI website includes a variety of interactive online tutorials covering most 1L classes and many upper-level topics. Access is restricted to current Duquesne Law faculty and students.

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Users must set up an individual CALI account.

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CALI also provides access to podcasts, which cover contracts, payment systems, secured transactions, study advice, and other topics.

Through the OverDrive ebook platform, users can check out ebook versions of various study aids, including titles from the Mastering, Understanding, and Questions & Answers series. Users can read, bookmark, annotate, cut-and-paste, and highlight borrowed materials. Access is restricted to current Duquesne Law faculty, staff, and students.

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To checkout materials in OverDrive, you will need the 16 digit number that is on the front of your Duquesne University I.D. card.

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  • The checkout period for OverDrive books is two weeks after which time the item will expire; however, you will be able to check it out again. If you have used the OverDrive Read software, your annotations and highlights will still be available under your “History & Notes” section in OverDrive.
  • Users may check out a maximum of 10 items at any one time.

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Courtroom Cast from LexisNexis provides, among other features, access to the AudioCaseFiles service. The AudioCaseFiles service includes edited text and audio judicial opinions for commonly assigned cases. It also has a notes feature that allows you to take, share, and print notes. In addition, you can use the Courtroom Cast Evidence, Trial Advocacy, and Appellate Advocacy Training libraries, which provide online video highlights with commentary and analysis keyed to a breakdown by topic. Restricted to Duquesne Law faculty and students. 

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Users can create their own accounts with Courtroom Cast. Select Duquesne University Law School from the drop-down list and use your Duquesne e-mail address to sign up.

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What is Courtroom Cast?

Please search the library catalog to locate print study aids. We collect nutshells as well as the Mastering, Understanding, and Examples and Explanations series, among others. 

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