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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021 2:59 PM

Section B Coursebooks

Please verify your section and instructor before making any purchases. The list in this box is for Section B students only. Books for Section U students can be found further down the page. This list will be continuously updated as information becomes available, so if there are no materials listed for a particular course please check back later. Textbooks are also available for purchase on campus at the University Bookstore, and at least 2 physical copies of each required coursebook will be available on the 5th floor of the Law Library for use in the library only during the Spring Semester.

Course Number Course Title Instructor Textbooks
LAW 500 Legal Profession MacDonald  
LAW 505 Criminal Law Chiesa

1. Chiesa, Substantive Criminal Law (2014) ISBN: 978-1611635287

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***Free eBook will not be available "for a few months" per publisher***

LAW 507 Property French

Dukeminier, Property (9th ed. 2017) ISBN: 978-1454881995

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LAW 511 Constitutional Law Gardner

1. Gardner & Bartholomew, Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (3d ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531317279

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789215***

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2. Choose either A or B:

A. Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th ed. 2016) ISBN: 978-1454876472

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                                *****OR*****

B. Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (6th ed. 2019) ISBN: 978-1543813074

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3. Coursepack available at Bookstore

LAW 516 LAWR II Reilly

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/3573008***

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2. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (6th ed. 2019) ISBN: 978-1531006990

***eBook Freely Available at: lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/browse/curated-1106292/page-1/title/4686053***

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3. Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014)

ISBN: 978-0199943852

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LAW 516 LAWR II Odunsi

***NEW REQUIRED TEXT***:

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

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***RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED***:

2. Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014) ISBN: 978-0199943852

***eBook Freely Available at: https://search.lib.buffalo.edu/permalink/01SUNY_BUF/127vv6u/alma9938797124904803***

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3. Cohen & Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell (12th ed. 2016) ISBN: 978-1634604628

***eBook Freely Available at: https://subscription.westacademic.com/Book/Detail/26121***

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4. Sloan, Basic Legal Research (7th ed. 2018) ISBN: 978-1454894018

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5. Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook (4th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531019150

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6. Enquist, et al., Just Writing (4th ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454826989

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LAW 516 LAWR II Rowan

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/3573008***

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2. Adelman, et al., New York Legal Research (4th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531016661

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789224***

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3. Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014) ISBN: 978-0199943852

***eBook Freely Available at: https://search.lib.buffalo.edu/permalink/01SUNY_BUF/127vv6u/alma9938797124904803***

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4. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (6th ed. 2019) ISBN: 978-1531006990

***eBook Freely Available at: lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/browse/curated-1106292/page-1/title/4686053***

5. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-0578666150

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 ***OPTIONAL BUT NOT NOT REQUIRED***:

6. Gardner & Bartholomew, Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (3d ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531317279

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789215***

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Section U Coursebooks

Please verify your section and instructor before making any purchases. The list in this box is for Section U students only. Books for Section B students can be found above. This list will be continuously updated as information becomes available, so if there are no materials listed for a particular course please check back later. Textbooks are also available for purchase on campus at the University Bookstore, and at least 2 physical copies of each required coursebook will be available on the 5th floor of the Law Library for use in the library only during the Spring Semester.

Course Number Course Title Instructor Textbooks
LAW 500 Legal Profession MacDonald
LAW 501 Civil Procedure Bartholomew

1. Rowe et al., Civil Procedure (5th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1684670383

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2. Rowe et al., 2020 Supplement to Civil Procedure ISBN: 978-1684679539

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LAW 507 Property Semet

Kelly & Knauer, Property Law: A Context and Practice Casebook (2017) ISBN: 978-1594604997

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***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/4531994***

LAW 511 Constitutional Law Steilen

Curtis, et al., Constitutional Law in Context (4th ed. 2018) ISBN: 978-1531008437

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***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/4130475***

LAW 516 LAWR II Paskey

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/3573008***

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2. Gardner & Bartholomew, Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (3d ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531017279

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789215***

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3. Adelman, et al., New York Legal Research (4th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531016661

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789224***

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LAW 516 LAWR II McDuff

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/3573008***

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2. Adelman, et al., New York Legal Research (4th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531016661

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789224***

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3. Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014) ISBN: 978-0199943852

***eBook Freely Available at:https://search.lib.buffalo.edu/permalink/01SUNY_BUF/127vv6u/alma9938797124904803***

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4. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-0578666150

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LAW 516 LAWR II Long

1. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016) ISBN: 978-1611631500

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/3573008***

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2. Gardner & Bartholomew, Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (3d ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531017279

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789215***

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3. Adelman, et al., New York Legal Research (4th ed. 2020) ISBN: 978-1531016661

***eBook Freely Available at: https://lexisdl.com/library/buffalolaw/title/5789224***

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