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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

1 Textbook for this course, located in West Academic

Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach 4th Edition Gregory E. Maggs | Peter J. Smith

Where to Access: West Academic Bookshelf (Eproducts portal)

First time using this textbook, you will go directly to, locate the book under "Materials Provided by my School," agree to the Terms of Service, then you can view the E-Book. 

What is Constitutional Law?

This course reviews the constitutional system of the United States, including the role of the judiciary; division of powers between the states and the federal government; powers of the president and Congress; limitations on the powers of government for the protection of life, liberty, and property; federal and state citizenship; and the constitutional protection of individual rights.

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. Acing Constitutional Law

2. A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

3. Constitutional Law in a Nutshell

4. Gilbert Law Summaries on Constitutional Law, 31st

5. Constitutional Law (Hornbook)