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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


Welcome! Navigate to the course tabs on the left side of this guide to find:

- Course Syllabi 

- Course Resources

- Week 1 readings to get off on the right foot

- Past Exams to use for Exam prep

For each course here. 



General Information about Law Books at NU

Things to know about JD books:

  • All textbooks are included in your course materials fee
  • All textbooks are provided as E-Books
  • We have 2 primary publishers: Aspen and West Academic
  • Aspen has a platform called Casebook Connect, and this is how you will access any Aspen books assigned to you.
  • West Academic has a platform called West Academic (E-Products Portal) for regular textbooks, and West Academic Study Aids for Study Aids.
  • Courses may use one, some or none of these platforms. It depends on the course, instructor, and which book suits the curriculum best. Please click on your specific courses on the left for detailed instructions.
  • Print books can be ordered from the publishers for an extra fee - this is optional. See FAQ for steps.
  • If you have an accessibility concern with textbooks or course resources, please contact Student Accessibility Services who can work with you on accommodations and accessibility.​​​​