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Buying Books

how to find your booklist
Students can find information about textbooks and other materials on Wolverine Access. Select "Student Business," and then log in. From the "Self Service" menu, choose "Enrollment," then choose "My Textbooks." Once you select a term, you will see a list of classes for which you are enrolled and a description of the texts and materials for each class.

If you wish to see the texts for other classes (perhaps classes you are considering adding to your schedule), from the "Self Service" menu, choose "Class Search." Type "Law" into the field next to the "select subject" button and then click on "Search." Select the class you are looking for, and then click the link next to the word "Section." Near the bottom of the next screen that appears, you will find a description of the texts and materials.

Law students can purchase necessary case-books and supplementary materials (new or used), from Ulrich’s Bookstore (located at East and South University Streets) and at Barnes & Noble (located in the basement of the Michigan Union).

buying used books
Throughout the term the bulletin boards in the basement of Hutchins Hall are full of advertisements for casebooks, hornbooks, and outlines for sale. There is also a bulletin board in the Lawyers Club.  Also, check the Law School Classifieds on MLaw Live for used text books postings.

The Michigan Journal of International Law (MJIL) hosts the BookTrader as a low cost method for students to buy and sell legal textbooks and study aids from each other. The BookTrader accepts books for sale year round. When a book sells, the MJIL splits the proceeds with the seller, taking all overhead out of the MJIL portion. The BookTrader is open the first week of class each semester to sell used books and study aids to students, and again several times towards the end of the semester providing the only source of used study aids for law students.

The goal of the BookTrader is to provide an efficient alternative for students to both buy and sell law school materials, while lending financial support to the
MJIL. Students may also drop off books/study aids for sale in front of the BookTrader (lower level of Hutchins Hall), and in the MJIL office (S-275 in the Law Library). They should fill out a sale slip clearly so that their sales proceeds can be directed to them most accurately. Questions concerning the BookTrader or the MJIL can be e-mailed to