The Idea of the Casebook: Pedagogy, Prestige, and Trusty Platforms
19 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2015 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015
Date Written: March 12, 2015
Independently published, electronically delivered books have been the future of the law school casebook for some time now. Are they destined to remain so? We sketch an e-casebook typology then highlight some features of law professor culture which suggest that, although e-casebook offerings will surely expand, the trust credential that the traditional publishers provide plays a durable, central role in the market for course materials that law professors create.
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