First Reading Assignments Georgetown Law Email

Links to the Most Important Webpages You Will Need This Year

Please be aware of these important resources below, links for which can be found on the Student Portal.

Georgetown Law Student Handbook (pdf)

First Class Reading Assignments: Make sure to check this website prior to your first class session, as most professors will post a first class reading assignment online.

Courseware/Canvas/TWEN: Professors may post additional class materials on a Courseware/Canvas/TWEN site.  These sites require passwords; professors usually distribute passwords to students in the syllabus, on the first class reading assignment site, or through email.

Course Materials/ArticleWorks: The Course Materials/ArticleWorks distribution site allows professors to post course materials online at the start of the semester so that students can download the documents or order print copies.  The distribution site is updated only at the beginning of each semester.  Course Materials can be accessed using a NetID and password.

Textbooks: Information on assigned textbooks can be found on the online Curriculum Guide (click the View Textbooks link for your course).


Orientation Session on Library Resources:PowerPoint Presentation
MP4 file

Study Aids in Print and on CD/DVD

A wide selection of current-edition hornbooks, nutshells, and other study aids is available in Reading Room Reserve on the second floor of the Library. Because they are so popular, these books must be used in the Reading Room. Look in the library catalog for older editions that can be checked out.

Sum & Substance is an audio/visual CD/DVD series of lectures on fundamental legal topics, delivered by top law professors. The Library has lectures covering most first-year courses. These are available at the Circulation Desk, may be borrowed for for a period of three hours.

Past Exams

The Library maintains electronic and print collections of past Law Center exams. Exams from 1998 to present are available online (NetID required).  Exams from 1977 to 2012 are available in print in the Reading Room.

​CALI Lessons and e-Books

CALI provides hundreds of interactive legal instructional lessons on topics from contracts to torts. Get a registration code by picking up a CALI card at the display at the Circulation Desk, or by asking the Reference Desk via chat, in-person, or email.


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