Just a heads-up in case your course book list didn't list any books for legal research and writing (mine only mentions the summer reading book - chapter 13), I went to the Chicago-Kent bookstore today to grab my books and in front of the counter there are two stacks of books and a sign that says that all first year students are required to buy two books for legal research and writing. I got them both and they are the following:
ALWD Citation Manual by Darby Dickerson, ISBN 978-0-7355-8930-8
The Process of Legal Research by Kunz et al., ISBN 978-0-7355-6977-5
Just thought I'd pass it on since the mailing that I received didn't mention either book. I suppose there is the chance that I misread the sign or that each section does not require them, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.