Wednesday, July 17, 2019
AALS Summer Webinar Series: How Law Schools Can Save $150 Million Using Open Casebooks:
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, 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.
The webinar is today at 2:00 p.m. EST. Registration is here.