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A Top Hat subscription is required for all law students. It can be purchased at the campus bookstore in the fall (in person or on the bookstore website), and the cost for a four-year access code is $81.61. (For one year, the price is $55.17.)

Summer (May)

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

Summer A

Criminal Law (LAW 535-001) –  Judge Spinden

  • Criminal Law: Cases, Controversies, and Problems, 2nd ed., by Joseph E. Kennedy (American Casebook Series; West Academic), ISBN 9781636596815

Note: This ISBN is for the Casebook Plus text that includes access to online quizzing.

Summer B

Lawyering Skills V – Trial Ad (LAW 595-001) – Prof. Rost

  • Trial Techniques, custom 10th ed., by Thomas Mauet (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.

  • Federal Rules of Evidence Summary Trial Guide (Elex Publishers; available from elexpublishers.com, 800-546-3539)

May Intensive

Professional Responsibility (LAW 565) – Prof. Thompson

  • Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, 3rd ed., by Lisa G. Lerman & Philip G. Schrag (Aspen, 2012), ISBN 9781454803010)

August Intensives

Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (LAW 630) – Dean Todd

  • Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, 7th ed., by Lawrence A. Cunningham (West Academic, 2017), ISBN 9781634604109

Trademark Law & Practice (LAW 783) – Prof. Connors


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

Also required is the free supplement, available at the link below:

  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, 5th ed. (Spring 2020 update), by Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis. Available here.

Virginia Legal Aid Survey (LAW 809) – Prof. Smith

  • No textbook required

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