Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Muller: A Few Thoughts On Free Casebooks For Law Students

Derek Muller (Pepperdine), A Few Thoughts on Open-Source or Free Legal Casebooks:

Professor Brian Frye is a tireless advocate (among others) for open-source legal casebooks. Casebooks are costly for students—even rented or used casebooks can run students into the thousands of dollars over three years.

To this day, I feel ashamed to say I haven’t taken advantage of open-source casebooks or developed my own materials. I thought about some of the barriers to entry. ...

I hope to move toward free alternatives in the years ahead—my own excuses have held me back over these years. But institutionally, I believe law schools can be more cognizant of the costs shifted to students and how some school-centered decisionmaking can improve the situation all around.

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Most upper level and Masters' level Business and Accounting students must take one or more Business Law classes. For those of us who are interested in studying the law, but not actively enrolled as Law Students, would these on line texts also be available to us?


Posted by: Charles Krin, MBA | Sep 26, 2019 3:38:16 PM