A widely understood stereotype for the law school experience is that there is a lot of reading. A. LOT. OF. READING. In the law library here at Richmond School of Law, we don’t see a need to debate this point. However, we like to remind our students that it’s possible to supplement your reading, and studying, with audio sources. All law students have access to several databases featuring audio lectures, podcasts, and eBooks on topics from torts to trials to trademarks. Whether you’re an auditory learner or just looking for a break from reading, here are resources you can listen to while walking your dog, washing your dishes, or taking that long drive (or flight) home for the holidays.

  • Aspen Learning Library
    • Aspen’s In Other Words audio series covers fundamental topics inlaw, including first-year basics and upper-level elective topics. Each lecture is written and presented by a law professor or legal practitioner.

In addition to traditional study aids, podcasts are also a great resource for exam preparedness and law school success. The ABA, for example, supports a wealth of podcasts hosted by various affiliate groups like the Law Student Division and the Young Lawyers Division:

If you’re looking for supplemental study resources, or a new podcast for your commute, check out these awesome LibGuides created by Villanova’s and NYU’s Law Libraries:

For more information on the study aids available to UR Law students, refer to A Guide to Study Materials.

Note: You need to connect to the campus VPN (DUO), or use your personal login credentials, to access these resources while off-campus. Some databases require you to use a personal account to download audio files and/or listen to them offline.

Contact Sam Cabo, Digital Resources Librarian, with any questions.

Listen Up! Audio study resources

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