Textbooks

Purchasing Your Books

Summer 2019 

  • Summer A (May 27 - June 29)

    Law Skills V (LAW 595) - Prof. Kline
    Required:

    • Thomas Mauet, Trial Techniques, custom 10th ed. (Aspen Law/Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454892236
      • Note: This is a custom book for LUSOL; it contains the Mauet textbook (Trial Techniques and Trials, 10th ed.) plus selected exercises from Mauet, Wolfson, and Easton's workbook, Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems and Cases.
    • 2019 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guide (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539) 

    Evidence (LAW 545) - Prof. Bell
    Required:

    • George Fisher, Evidence, 3rd ed. (Foundation Press, 2012; University Casebook Series), ISBN 9781609300609
    • George Fisher, Federal Rules of Evidence 2018-2019 Statutory & Case Supplement (Foundation Press), ISBN 9781640209398
    • 2019 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guidei (Elex Publishers, elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539) 
  • Summer B (July 1 - August 3)

    Civil Procedure II (LAW 522) - Judge Ulrich
    Required:

    • Stephen C. Yeazell & Joanna C. Schwartz, Civil Procedure, 9th ed. (Aspen Law); ISBN 9781454868347 (hardcover edition; looseleaf edition is also acceptable)
    • Stephen C. Yeazell & Joanna C. Schwartz, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with Selected Statutes, Cases, and Other Materials (2019 Supplement; Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781543806021 (the rulebook is also available from LegalPub.com)

    Law Skills V (LAW 595) - Prof. Rost
    Required:

    • Thomas Mauet, Trial Techniques, custom 10th ed. (Aspen Law/Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454892236
      • Note: This is a custom book created for LUSOL; it contains the Mauet textbook (Trial Techniques and Trials, 10th ed.) plus selected exercises from Mauet, Wolfson, and Easton's workbook, Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems and Cases. 
    • 2019 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guidei (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539)

    Trademark Law and Practice (LAW 783) - Prof. Conners
    Required:

    • Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis, Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454871057 

Fall 2019

  • First-Year Law Students

    A Top Hat subscription is required for all 1L students. It can be purchased at the campus bookstore in the fall, and the cost for one year is $54.30.

    Foundations of Law I (LAW 501-001 and 501-002) – Prof. Martins (both sections)
    Required:

    • Herbert Titus, God, Man, and the Law: The Biblical Principles (Institute of Basic Life Principles, 1994), ISBN 9780916888176

    Contracts I (LAW 505-001 and 505-002) – Judge Spinden and Prof. Rice
    Required:

    • Christina Lynn Kunz, Carol Lynn Chomsky, Jennifer S.l Martin, & Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Contracts: A Contemporary Approach, 3rd ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781683288152

    Torts I (LAW 511-001 and 511-002) – Profs. Mouly & Bell
    Required:

    • William L. Prossner, John W. Wade, Victor E. Schwartz, Kathryn Kelly, & Davis F. Partlett, Prosser, Wade, and Schwartz's Torts, Cases and Materials, 13th ed. (Foundation Press, 2015) ISBN 9781609304072

    Recommended:

    • Joseph Glannon, Laws of Torts: Examples and Explanations, 5th ed. (Aspen Law), ISBN 9781454850113

    Property I (LAW 515-001 and 515-002) – Prof. Lucas (both sections)
    Required:

    • R. Wilson Freyermuth, Jerome M. Organ, & Alice M. Noble-Allgire, Property and Lawyering, 3rd ed. (West Academic, 2011; American Casebook Series), ISBN 9780314210135
    • Linda H. Edwards, Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step-by-Step Guide, 5th ed. (Aspen Law, 2017), ISBN 9781454886389       

    Civil Procedure I (LAW 521-001 and 521-002) - Prof. Hesch (both sections)
    Required:

    • Stephen C. Yeazell & Joanna C. Schwartz, Civil Procedure, 9th ed. (Aspen Law), ISBN 9781454868347 (hardcover edition) or ISBN 9781454874355  (looseleaf edition). Either the hardbound or the looseleaf version of this casebook is acceptable.
    • Rulebook from LegalPub.com2019 Federal Civil Rules Booklet, 2019, ISBN 9781934852378 (You can also use another version of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures booklet from other vendors. If you use the 2018 version of the rulebook, you are responsible to know when a rule was amended from 2018 to 2019.)

    Lawyering Skills I (LAW 525-001, 525-002, 525-003, 525-004, 525-005) - Prof Thompson & other faculty
    Required:

    • The Bluebook: A Uniform Sustem of Citation, 20th ed. (Harvard Law Review Association; www.legalbluebook.com), ISBN 9780692400197
    • Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt, & Jeffrey D Jackson, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citationi (LexisNexis, 2019 ed.), ISBN 9781522176077
    • Robin Wellford Slocum, Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills, 3rd ed. (LexisNexis, 2019), ISBN 9781422481561 
    • Ruth Ann McKinney & Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Core Grammar for Lawyers, 4th ed. (Carolina 
      Academic Press, 2019); http://www.coregrammarforlawyers.com (online subscription)
      • Note: An online subscription to Core Grammar for Lawyers is required, but subscriptions will be set up for new students during orientation, and the cost of those subscriptions will be covered by LU School of Law.

    All 1L Classes
    Required:

    • Steven L. Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6th ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2016), ISBN 9781454873129
  • Second-Year Law Students

    Constitutional Law I (LAW 531-001) – Prof. Tuomala
    Required:

    • Calvin Massey & Brannon P. Denning, American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, 6th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2019; Aspen Casebook Series), ISBN 9781543801484   

    Criminal Law (LAW 535-001 & 535-002) – Prof. Tchividjian & Judge Spinden
    Required:

    • Jens David Ohlin, Criminal Law: Doctrine, Application, and Practice, 2nd ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2018; Aspen Casebook Series), ISBN 9781454894919
      • Note: There is a connected quizzing component that is also required; the ISBN for the bundle (a print copy of the casebook, and a code for the quizzes) is 9781543814644

    Recommended (for Prof. Tchividjian’s section only):

    • Joshua Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law (paperback), 8th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2018), ISBN 9781531007911

    Evidence (LAW 545-001) – Prof. Bell
    Required:

    • George Fisher, Evidence, 3rd ed. (Foundation Press, 2012; University Casebook Series), ISBN 9781609390609
    • George Fisher, Federal Rules of Evidence 2018-2019 Statutory & Case Supplement (Foundation Press), ISBN 9781640209398
    • 2019 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guidei (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539)

    Business Associations (LAW 561-001, 561-002) - Prof. Rice (both sections)
    Required:

    • Robert A. Ragazzo & Frances S. Fendler, Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 2nd ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9780314275806
    • Robert A. Ragazzo & Frances S. Fendler, Statutory Supplement to Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 2nd ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781628101331

    Lawyering Skills III (LAW 571-001 & 571-002) - Profs. Hesch & Chrisman
    Required:

    • Thomas A. Mauet & David Marcus, Pretrial, 9th ed. (Aspen Law), ISBN 9781454856337

    Taxation of Individuals (LAW 591-001) - Prof. Chrisman
    Required:

    • J. Martin Burke & Michael K. Friel, Taxation of Individual Income, 12th ed. (LexisNexis, 2018), ISBN 9781531008727
    • Daniel J. Lathrope, Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations with Motro Tax Map, 2020 ed. (West Academic; available in July), ISBN 9781640208179
  • Third-Year Law Students

    Wills, Trusts, and Estates (LAW 575-001, 575-002) - Dean Todd (both sections)
    Required:

    • Jesse Dukeminier & Robert H. Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 10th ed. (Aspen Law, 2017), 
      ISBN 9781454876427
    • Thomas P. Gallanis, Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes, 2019-20 ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781642429176

    Lawyering Skills V Trial Advocacy (LAW 595-001, 595-002, and 595-003) – Profs. Kline (section 001) and Rost (sections 002, 003)
    Required:

    • Thomas Mauet, Trial Techniques, custom 10th ed. (Aspen Law/Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454892236.
      • (Note: This is a custom book created for LUSOL; it contains the Mauet textbook, Trial Techniques and Trials, 10th ed., plus selected exercises from Mauet, Wolfson, and Easton’s workbook, Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems and Cases.)
    • 2019 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guide
      (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539.)
  • Electives

    Advanced Criminal Procedure (LAW 542) - Prof. Tchividjian
    Required:

    • Erwin Chemerinsky @ Laurie Levenson, Criminal Procedure, 3rd ed. (Aspen Law, 2018), ISBN 9781454876656
    • Gilbert King, Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found (Riverhead Books, 2018), ISBN 9780399183386

    Recommended:

    • Joshua Dressler & Alan C. Michaels, Understanding Criminal Procedure, Vol. 2: Adjudication, 4th ed. (LexisNexis), ISBN 9781630442460

    Children and the Law Seminar (LAW 605) - Prof. Tchvidjian
    Required:

    • Douglas E. Abrams, Susan V. Mangold, and Sarah H. Ramsey, Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice, 6th ed. (West Academic, 2017), ISBN 9781634604888
    • Paul A. Offit, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine (Basic Books, 2015), ISBN 9780465082964

    Taxation of Estates and Gifts (LAW 615) - Dean Todd
    Required:

    • There are no materials to purchase; however, students should retain, for use in this class, the tax statutes and regulations supplement used in income tax class.

    Basic Uniform Commercial Code (LAW 637) - Prof. Chrisman
    Required:

    • Raymond T. Nimmer, Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, & Michael G. Hillinger, Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing Cases, Materials, Problems, 3rd ed. (LexisNexis), ISBN 9780820557144
    • Ronald J. Mann, Elizabeth Warren, & Jay Lawrence Westbrook, Comprehensive Commercial Law: 2019 Statutory Supplement (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781543809435

    Bankruptcy (LAW 655) - Prof. Rice
    Required:

    • Charles Tabb & Ralph Brubaker, Bankruptcy Law: Principles, Policies, and Practice, 4th ed. (LexisNexis, 2015), ISBN 9781630430818
      • Note: There is no need to purchase the statutory supplement; students can access the Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure online.

    Intellectual Property (LAW 661) - Prof. Conners
    Required:

    • Kurt M. Saunders, Intellectual Property Law: Legal Aspects of Innovation and Competition (West Academic), ISBN 9781634596985
    • James Boyle & Jennifer Jenkins, Open Intellectual Property Casebook, 3rd ed. (paperback; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016), ISBN 9781535598163

    Intellectual Property Clinic (LAW 662) - Prof. Connors
    No textbook required.

    First Amendment Seminar (LAW 705) - Prof. Martins
    No textbook required.

    State and Local Government (LAW 721) - Prof. Fisk

    • Richard Briffault & Laurie Reynolds, Cases and Materials on State and Local Government Law, 8th ed. (West Academic, 2016), ISBN 9780314285010

    International Law (LAW 741) - Prof. Mantilla
    Required:

    • Lori F. Damrosch & Sean D. Murphy, International Law: Cases and Materials, 7th ed. (West Academic, 2019; American Casebook Series), ISBN 9781640200678

    Immigration Law (LAW 747) - Prof. Udobong
    Required:

    • T. Alexander Aleinikoff, David A. Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, & Maryellen Fullerton, Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy, 8th ed. (West Academic, 2016), ISBN 9781634599283
    • T. Alexander Aleinikoff, David A. Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, Maryellen Fullerton, & Juliet P. Stumpf, Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms (West Academic, 2018), ISBN 9781640208858

    Disability Law (LAW 779) - Prof. Lucas
    Required:

    • Richard C. Daley, Real Estate Development Law, 2nd ed. (West Academic, 2017), ISBN 9781683281269

    Federal Jurisdiction (LAW 711-001) - Prof. Lucas
    Required:

    • Laura Rothstein & Ann McGinley, Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, 6th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), ISBN 9781531002893
    • Laura Rothstein & Ann McGinley, Disability Law Statutory Appendix: Federal Statutes and Regulations, 5th ed. (Lexis Nexis, 2013), ISBN 9780769868851

    Employment Law (781) - Prof. Tompkins
    Required:

    • Mark A. Rothstein & Lance M. Liebman, Employment Law, Cases and Materials, conscise 8th ed. (Foundation Press, 2015), ISBN 9781609304508

    Land Use and Zoning (LAW 785) - Prof. Light
    Required:

    • Stewart E. Sterk, Eduardo M. Penalver, & Sara C. Bronin, Land Use Regulation, 2nd ed. (Foundation Press, 2016), ISBN 9781628101294

    Virginia Criminal Procedure (LAW 804) - Prof. Puckett
    Required:

    • The Benchbook Committee, Virginia Criminal Benchbook for Judges and Lawyers, 2018-19 (LexisNexis), ISBN 9781522166221

    Legal Aid Clinic I (LAW 810) - Dir. Smith
    No textbook required.

    Appellate Advocacy (LAW 831) - Prof. Thompson
    Required: 

    • Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, 4th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2014; Aspen Casebook Series), ISBN 9781454830962
    • Antonin Scalia & Bryan Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Thomson West, 2008), ISBN 9780314184719

    Advanced Appellate Advocacy (LAW 832-001 and 832-002) - Prof. Thompson (both sections)
    No textbook required.

    Trial Team (LAW 833) - Prof. Bell
    No textbook required.

    Constitutional Litigation Clinic (LAW 851) - Prof. Martins
    Required:

    • Textbook is on reserve in the library, so students do not need to order one.

    Prosecution Clinic (LAW 855) - Prof. Tompkins
    No textbook required.

    Advanced Research and Writing (LAW 904) - Prof. Lindevaldsen
    Required:

    • Kris Franklin, Legal Reasoning Case Files (Carolina Academic Press, 2019), ISBN 9781531006488