How Law Schools Can Save $150 Million Using Open Casebooks

Date: 7/17/19

The casebook is over 100 years old. It’s mostly filled with public domain cases, but yet, it often costs over $200. The economic system that outsources casebook production to traditional publishers could be handled by a nimble non-profit and paid authors – paid MORE than they get from royalties, I claim.

This would also fuel innovations in teaching materials, better updates, richer interaction. Is this all a unicorn hunt?

In this presentation, John Mayer, Executive Director of CALI (www.cali.org) will talk about open casebooks. Besides CALI’s eLangdell Press, many other law faculty are self-publishing or opening up their casebooks for students to freely download. You should too.

Click here to watch this webinar on-demand. You will be asked for your contact information before viewing.

Presenter

 

John Mayer
John has been CALI’s Executive Director since 1994 and has worked in legal education since 1987. He has a BS in Computer Science from Northwestern and an MS in Computer Science from IllinoisTech. CALI is a 501(c)(3) consortium of almost 200 US Law Schools that publishes over 1000 rigorous web-based legal tutorials (www.cali.org/lessons), CC-licensed (free) casebooks (elangdell.cali.org) and provides web software for formative assessment (www.cali.org/quizwright), in-class polling (www.cali.org/instapoll) and experiential learning (A2Jauthor.org).