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Books & Resources for JD Program

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

2 Textbooks Below, both are linked out to Casebook Connect from the Course Resources tab within your course.

1. Community Property in California, 7th Edition (2016) by Blumberg, Grace

Where to access: Integrated into course under “Course information” > “Course resources"

2. California Community Property (Examples and Explanations), 5th Edition (2016) Goldberg, C. Publisher: Where to access: Integrated into course under “Course information” > “Course resources"


What is Community Property?

Community Property: Property owned jointly by a husband and wife, each having an individual one-half interest; it includes property acquired by either spouse during the marriage (except by gift, devise, legacy, or descent). In states with community property systems, income earned by either spouse is owned jointly and equally by each. In common law systems, income is owned by the person who earns it.

Recommended Resources

Each of the following recommendations are available on your West Study Aids Subscription. Click on each to be redirected to the resource on West Study Aids

1.  California Community Property: Guide to the Course and the Bar Exam

2. Gilbert Law Summaries on Community Property

3. Community Property in a Nutshell

4. Sum and Substance Audio on Community Property