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West Academic Digital Library offers access to over 280 Nutshells, Hornbooks, and Concise Hornbooks providing valuable reference guides that cite landmark cases, statutes, and articles. As a Jenkins member, you can access publications directly in your browser, with no need to check out or download! 

A list of West Academic’s most recently published titles can be explored below:

The First Trial (Where Do I Sit? What Do I Say?) in a Nutshell (2024)

The First Trial Nutshell offers a distinctive method for teaching advocacy, emphasizing both persuasion and procedural strategy. It equips lawyers and law students to approach their initial trials with assurance, covering practicalities like courtroom technology, positioning, and effective communication.

Legal Research in a Nutshell (2024)

This comprehensive but succinct guide helps lawyers master effective legal research using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. It covers primary and secondary legal resources, legislative history, administrative law, specialized resources, and international law. Appendices list state research guides and top treatises by subject for quick reference.

Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell (2024)

This Nutshell provides authoritative coverage of banking and financial institutions law, including core concepts and recent developments. It covers the financial services industry's history and structure, regulatory frameworks, banking law's relationship with economic policy, market regulation, international banking, securities regulation, insurance regulation, and pension funds.

Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (2024)

The 11th edition of Constitutional Law in a Nutshell summarizes constitutional law from Marbury v. Madison (1803), to the present. This edition includes over thirty new cases. Among the decisions featured in this edition are two highly controversial departures from the Court’s precedents. One such case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 142 S. Ct. 2228 (2022), discussed in Chapter 5, where the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833 (1992).

Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell (2024)

This guide covers intellectual property law (patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc.) and unfair competition law (trademark infringement, deceptive advertising, etc.), along with related fields like antitrust, consumer protection, and regulation of industries.

Election Law in a Nutshell (2024)

Election law, a rapidly evolving field with significant public interest, is crucial for lawyers and students alike, driven by landmark Supreme Court cases like Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. FEC. This Nutshell provides a succinct overview of U.S. election law, covering voting rights, political processes, and key issues such as gerrymandering, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance.

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West Academic and HeinOnline teamed together to create the West Academic Casebooks Archive . Available via HeinOnline , this database includes not only casebooks, but hornbooks, nutshells, and other miscellaneous West books that are out-of-print and superseded. Only editions prior to the two most...
The 7th and latest edition of Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell is now available on West Academic Digital Library . This nutshell is presented in two parts. "Part 1 focuses on strategies for turning courtroom stories into “argument-centered narratives” that emphasize the evidence that supports legal...
The 7th edition of Toxic Torts in a Nutshell is now available on West Academic Digital Library . In addition to providing a general overview of toxic torts, "it also covers special defendants, such as employers, governmental entities, and government contractors; workers’ compensation; insurance...