Purchasing Your Books

Intensives - Winter 2019

  • Winter Intensives

    Legal Research Intensive (LAW 526-010, -020, -030, -040, -050) – Prof. Thompson

    • Amy Sloan, Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer, 2014), ISBN 9781454842514
    • Amy Sloan, Steven D. Schwinn, & John D. Edwards, Basic Legal Research Workbook, 5th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer, 2016) ISBN 9781454881407

    Financial Planning Survey (LAW 632-001) – Dean Todd

    • Michael A. Dalton, Fundamentals of Financial Planning, 5th ed.(Money Education, 2016) ISBN 9781936602414

    Statutory Interpretation (LAW 580-001) – Judge Spinden

    • William N. Eskridge, Jr., Interpreting Law: A Primer on How to Read Statutes and the Constitution (West Academic, 2016), ISBN 9781634599122

Spring 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 II (LAW 502-001 and 502-002) – Prof. Martins

    • Herbert W. Titus & Gerald R. Thompson, America's Heritage: Constitutional Liberty (PDF file), available from www.lonang.com/americaheritage.htm
      • Note: Barnes & Noble can special-order this for students with book vouchers
    • Donald S. Lutz, The Origins of American Constitutionalism (Louisiana State University Press, www.lsupress.org), ISBN 9780807115060
    • Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto (Crossway Books, 2005 ed.), ISBN 9781581346923

    Contracts II (LAW 506-001 and 506-002) – Judge Spinden and Prof. Rice
    No new texts required.

    Torts II (LAW 512-001 and 512-002) – Profs. Mouly & Bell
    No new texts required.

    Property II (LAW 516-001 and 516-002) – Prof. Lucas
    No new texts required.

    Legal Methods (LAW 520-001) – Prof. Lindevaldsen

    • John C. Dernbach, Richard V. Singleton II, Cathkeeb S. Wharton, Joan M. Ruhtenberg, & Catherine J. Wasson, A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method, 6th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2017), ISBN 9781454880813
    • Cassandra L. Hill & Katherine T. Vukadin, Legal Analysis: 100 Exercised for Mastery, 2nd ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), ISBN 9781632849472

    Civil Procedure II (LAW 522-001) - Prof. Hesch
    No new texts required.

    Lawyering Skills II (LAW 256-001, -002, -003, -004, -005) - Prof Thompson & other faculty
    No new texts required.

  • Second-Year Law Students

    Constitutional Law II (LAW 532-001) – Prof. Tuomala
    No new texts required

    Criminal Procedure (LAW 541-001 & -002) – Profs. Tchividjian & Tompkins

    • Erwin Chemerinsky & Laurie L. Levenson, Criminal Procedure, 3rd ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454876656
    • Erwin Chemerinsky & Laurie L. Levenson, Criminal Procedure: Case and Statutory Supplement, 2018 (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454894674

    Recommended (for Prof. Tchividjian’s section only; readings from this text will not be assigned):

    • Joshua Dressler & Alan C. Michaels, Understanding Criminal Law, Vol. 1: Investigation, 7th ed. (LexisNexis, 2017), ISBN 9781611639360

    Evidence (LAW 545-001) – Prof. Kline

    • Steven J. Goode & Olin Guy Wellborn III, Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2018-19 Student Edition (West Academic), ISBN 9781642420180
    • George Fisher, Evidence, 3rd ed. (University Casebook Series; Foundation Press, 2013), ISBN 9781609300609
    • George Fisher, 2018-19 Statutory and Case Supplmenet to Fisher's Evidence, 3rd ed. (Foundation Press), ISBN 9781640209398

    Professional Responsibility (LAW 565-001) - Prof. Thompson

    • Lisa G. Lerman & Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, 3rd ed. (Aspen), ISBN 9781454803010 

    Lawyering Skills IV (LAW 572-001 & -002) - Profs. Hesch & Rost

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

    Taxation of Individuals (LAW 591-001) - TBD

    • 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, 2019 ed. (West Academic; available in July), ISBN 9781640208179
    • Note: **No e-books allowed; computer/electronics-free classroom**
  • Third-Year Law Students

    Lawyering Skills V: Trial Advocacy (LAW 595-001 & -002) - Profs. Bell & Rost

    • 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.?
    • William Eleazer, 2018 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guide
      (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, (800) 546-3539.)

    Lawyering Skills V Trial Advocacy (LAW 595-001, 595-002, and 595-003) – Professors Kline and Rost

    • 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.)
    • William Eleazer, 2018 Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guide
      (Elex Publishers; elexpublishers.com, (800) 546-3539.)
    • Note: Students will also reference the Federal Rules of Evidence textbook used in Evidence class.
  • Electives

    Jurisprudence (LAW 581-001) - Prof. Tuomala

    • George S. Christie & Patrick H. Martin, Jurisprudence: Text and Readings on the Philosophy of Law, 3rd ed. (Thompson/West, 2008), ISBN 9780314170736

    Law and Economics (LAW 582-001) - Prof. Chrisman

    • Richard A. Posner, Economic Analysis of the Law, 9th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454833888
    • Rodney D. Chrisman, Law & Economics: A Christian Perspective, 1st ed. (Logica Press, LLC, 2016), ISBN 9781937479060

    Family Law (LAW 601-001) - Prof. Lindevaldsen

    • Douglas Abrams, Naomi Cahn, Catherine Ross, David Meyer, & Linda McClain, Contemporary Family Law, 4th ed. (American Casebook Series; West Academic, 2015), ISBN 9781628101652

    Adoption Law (LAW 608-001) - Prof. Rachel Thompson

    • Cynthia R. Mabry & Lisa Kelly, Adoption Law: Theory, Policy, and Practice, 2nd ed. (William S. Hein & Co., 2010), ISBN 9780837738444 


    • Dan H. Berger, Carine L. Rosalia-Marion, Amanda Shipley, & Irene A. Steffas, The International Adoption Sourcebook (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008), ISBN 9781573701426 
      • Note: This recommended book is only available in digital form. Please contact Prof. Rachel Thompson for access information.

    Child Abuse and the Law (LAW 610-001) - Prof. Tchividjian

    • APRI National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, 3rd ed. (SAGE Publications, 2004), ISBN 9780761930907
    • Anna C. Salter, Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders (Basic Books, 2003), ISBN 9780465071739
    • Christa Brown, This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Predator and His Gang (foremostpress.com), ISBN 9780981841830
    • Victor Vieth, On This Rock (Wipf and Stock, 2018), ISBN 9781532649998 
    • Handouts: Various materials from State v. Stigall 95-941 CFAWS


    • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., The Body Keeps the Score (Penguin Books, 2015), ISBN 9780143127741
    • Ray Mouton, In God's House (Head of Zeus, 2013), ISBN 9781908800510

    Estate Planning Law (LAW 621-001) - Prof. Manns

    • Wayne M. Gazur & Robert M. Phillips, Estate Planning: Principles and Problems, 4th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454849483

    Taxation of Businesses (LAW 641-001) - Prof. Manns

    • Stephen Schwarz, Daniel J. Lathrope, & Brant J. Hellwig, Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation: Causes and Materials, 6th ed. (Foundation Press/West Academic), ISBN 9781634596039
    • Note: Students will also use the tax code and regulation supplement from their income tax course

    Mergers and Acquisitions (LAW 643-001) - Prof. Rice

    • William K. Sjostorm, Jr., Mergers and Acquisitions Law (LexisNexis, 2014), ISBN 9781422483299

    Securities Regulation (LAW 644-001) - Prof. Chrisman

    • Stephen J. Choi & Adam C. Pritchard, Securities Regulation, Cases and Analysis, 4th ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781609304195


    • James D. Cox, Robert W. Hillman, & Donald C. Langevoort, Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms: 2018 Supplement (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454894605

    Business Planning (LAW 645-001) - Dean Todd

    • Dwight J. Drake, Business Planning: Closely Held Enterprises, 5th ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781640209701
    • Wayne Grudem, Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business (Crossway, 2003), ISBN 9781581345179
    • Thomas Stanley & William Danko, The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy (Taylor Trade Publishing; reissue edition, 2010; any newer edition is also acceptable), ISBN 9781589795471 
    • Note: Students will also need a recent version of the Internal Revenue Code, such as Daniel J. Lathrope's Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations. The one used in tax class should be fine.

    Real Estate Transactions (LAW 651-001) - Prof. Light

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

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

    • Michael P. Allen, Michael Finch, & Caprice L. Roberts, Federal Courts: Context, Cases, and Problems, 2nd ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454822660

    Conflict of Laws (LAW 715-001) - Prof. Hesch
    No text required.

    School Law Seminar (LAW 725-001) - Prof. Mouly

    • Christopher J. Klicka, The Right to Home School: A Guide to the Law on Parents' Rights in Education, 3rd ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2002), ISBN 9780890896235
    • Stephen McDowell, Noah Webster and the Reformation of America, pamphlet (Providential Perspectives Series - 14; Providence Foundation), ISBN 9781887456463

    Race and the Law (LAW 732-001) - Prof. Tompkins

    • Juan F. Perea, Richard Delgado, Angela P. Harris, Jean Stefancic, & Stephanie M. Wildman, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America, 3rd ed. (American Casebook Series; West Acadmic), ISBN 9780314285485

    International Human Rights (LAW 743-001) - Prof. Mantilla

    • Hurst Hannum et al., International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice, 6th ed. (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454876663
    • Richard B. Lillich, Hurst Hannum, S. James Anaya, & Dinah Shelton, International Human Rights: Documentary Supplement (Wolters Kluwer, 2009), ISBN 9780735589049

    International Business Transactions (LAW 745-001) - Prof. Mantilla

    • Ralph H. Folsom et al., International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, 12th ed. (West Academic), ISBN 9781634592673

    Administrative Law (LAW 771-001) - Judge Spinden

    • Richard Henry Seamon, Administrative Law: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press, 2013), ISBN 9781594606762

    Remedies (LAW 801-001) - Prof. Mouly

    • Douglas Laycock, Modern American Remedies: Cases & Materials, concise 4th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series; Wolters Kluwer, 2012), ISBN 9781454812555


    • Richard Hasen, Remedies: Examples and Explanations, 4th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2017), ISBN 9781454881292

    Virginia Practice (LAW 802-001) - Prof. Lindevaldsen
    No text required

    Virginia Civil Procedure (LAW 803-001) - Judge Yeatts 

    • W. Hamilton Bryson, Bryson on Virginia Civil Procedure, 5th ed. (LexisNexis), ISBN 9781522139263

    Insurance Law (LAW 805-001) - Prof. Light

    • Kenneth S. Abraham $ Daniel Schwarcz, Insurance Law and Regulation: Cases and Materials, 6th ed. (Foundation Press/West Academic, 2015), ISBN 9781609304010

    Law Office Management (LAW 815-001) - Dean Faulkner

    • Gary Munneke, Introduction to Law Practice: Organizing and Managing Legal Work (American Casebook Series; West Academic, 2012), ISBN 9780314276452
    • Richard Susskind, Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future (2nd ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2017), ISBN 9780198796633

    Mediation (LAW 821-001) - Prof. Connors

    • Dwight Golann & Jay Folberg, Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral, 3rd ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2016), ISBN 9781454852056

    Advanced Trial Advocacy (LAW 825-001 & -002) - Profs. Kline & Rost
    Section 1 (Kline), Required:

    • James W. McElhaney, McElhaney's Trial Notebook, 4th ed. (American Bar Association, 2005), ISBN 9781590315033
    • Steven J. Goode & Olin Guy Wellborn III, Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2018-19 Student Edition (West Academic), ISBN 9781642420180

    Section 2 (Rost), Required:

    • Edward Imwinkelried, Evidentiary Foundations, 8th ed. (LexisNexis), ISBN 9780769848990 (9th ed. also acceptable: ISBN 9781632815460)
    • James W. McElhaney, McElhaney's Trial Notebook, 4th ed. (American Bar Association), ISBN 9781590315033

    Advanced Appellate Advocacy (LAW 832-001 & -002) - Prof. Thompson
    No text required.

    Trial Team (LAW 833-001) - Prof. Bell
    No text required.

    Constitutional Litigation Clinic (LAW851-001) - Prof. Martins
    No text required.

    American Bar Studies (LAW 901-001) - Various faculty

    • Wanda M. Temm, Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam, 2nd ed. (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454892250
    • Kimm Walton & Steve Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6th ed. (Wolters Kluwer), ISBN 9781454873129