Law School Student Portal

Resources to Help You Succeed in Law School

As one of Canada’s leading legal publishers, we know that law school can be demanding and challenging. Our goal is to provide students with quality, Canadian-made resources to help them succeed in their legal studies. With this goal in mind, we’ve expanded our law school resources to include more than just casebooks.

The Law School Student Portal is a centralized database of resources, ranging from reference charts to course summaries, designed to provide law students with a variety of tools to help them excel. With the help of current and former law students, we’ve developed this curated database to include resources that are relevant, useful, and accessible.

Whether you’re just beginning your legal studies or entering your final semester, we are confident that you’ll find resources to help you navigate your way to success. Welcome to Emond's Law School Portal!

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Downloadable case briefs, summaries, and outlines

Case briefs, summaries, and outlines will likely be some of your biggest assets during law school. Each semester, you’ll be required to do hundreds of pages of reading for each of your classes – a task that can be overwhelming when you factor in extracurriculars, part-time work, and other commitments. These resources can help you gain a better understanding of cases and the law as you prepare for your finals.

However, do not forget that while these resources are helpful, they are not a substitute for your readings. The documents in the database may be thorough and detailed but may not include the same information or insight that your professors provide in class. Additionally, they might not include recent cases or certain cases that are unique to your course reading list.

We strongly recommend using these resources to enhance and improve your own notes, briefs, and summaries, rather than relying on them independently to prepare for your finals.

DOWNLOADABLE CASE BRIEFS
Case School

Childs v Desormeaux

Osgoode

Duchesne v St. Denis

Osgoode

R v Khan

Osgoode

R v Stinchcombe

Osgoode

Stewart v Pettie

Osgoode

DOWNLOADABLE SUMMARIES & MIND MAPS
Subject School Instructor(s) Year Submitted

Administrative Law

Osgoode

Van Niejenhuis / Gonsalves / Dantowitz

2018

Business Associations

Osgoode

Crofts

2018

Contract Law

Osgoode

Wai

2018

Criminal Law

Osgoode

Bessner

2018

Criminal Procedure

Osgoode

Grill / Greene

2018

Family Law

Osgoode

Kierstead

2018

Civil Procedure

Osgoode

Genova

2018

State and Citizen

Osgoode

Haigh

2018

Torts

Osgoode

Hutchinson

2018

Torts (Brief Summary)

Osgoode

Hutchinson

2018

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Legal Summaries and Introductions for First Year Students

When you arrive at law school, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the volume of new information you encounter. You’ll be expected to quickly learn and understand new terminology and legal concepts that are not explicitly covered in class, but imperative to your understanding of a particular area of law. The resources below are meant to provide you with a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the law. From the court system in Canada to legal definitions in contract law, these resources can help you familiarize yourself with key concepts so that you feel a bit less confused when you get to class!

 

Forest

Memo Formatting / Legal Research: Step by Step

Forest

Legal Note Taking / Legal Research: Step by Step

Forest

Research Steps / Legal Research: Step by Step

Forest

Divisions of Law (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Divisions of Public Law (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Basic Rules of Delegation (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Executive Legislative Government (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Federal Statutory Enactment Process (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Flow of Precedent in Canada (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Overview of the Canadian Court System / Introduction to Law in Canada

Forest

Canadian Criminal Justice System (Chart) / Introduction to Law in Canada

 

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