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Lending Library

The Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC) houses a lending library of study aids, flashcards and audio material. All of these resources have been donated to the Center by upper-class law students in an effort to provide resources that might be helpful to their peers. Because there are so many different types of study aids available, many first-year students have found it useful to look over these materials before purchasing study aids of their own.

To reduce the chance of these donated materials disappearing, and to provide all students with access to them, the majority of the material in the lending library cannot leave the room except with special permission from one of the WLRC faculty or staff members. Audio materials and flashcards may be checked out overnight by Carolina law students--but only if the materials are properly signed out and returned the next day. A sign-out clipboard is provided on the countertop to the right of the materials.

It is an Honor Code violation to take unauthorized material out of the room or to fail to return material that you have checked out in a timely manner.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not good to rely indiscriminately on study aids in law school. Many professors, in fact, strongly recommend against using ANY study aids--especially in the beginning. Others, however, find that the right study aid can help jog your thinking if used to supplement (rather than supplant) your independent thinking. When in doubt, ask your professor and/or a trusted upper-class student what they think of a particular resource before using it. You should use any of these materials with caution. You may or may not find a particular resource to be helpful.

Note also that there are some limited sample exam "answers" that have been donated by students who enjoyed success on fall exams in past years. They may not be copied and may not leave the WLRC suite under any circumstances. These sample "answers" should be used with extreme caution. They should never be used to study content for a course. Remember that exams are graded on a curve, so even an answer that earns an "A" can (and undoubtedly does) contain errors and numerous omissions. We keep these sample answers in the office only so that you can get a feel for the tone and style that have been adopted by successful students in the past. If you choose to look over these answers, note how many different, and equally successful, approaches there can be.

The lending library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

As you move through your legal education, consider donating resources you no longer use to the lending library. Please bring all such resources to Patty Frey, so that they can be cataloged and added to the library.

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