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West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook Series

A Contemporary Approach to Teaching and Learning

What is an Interactive Casebook?
The Interactive Casebook originated with West Academic's desire to provide students with a learning resource more in tune to the way that law students think and learn today. Today's law student has come of age in a highly technologically-sophisticated environment, with heavy use of laptop computers and the internet dominating the educational experience. Today it is commonplace to see 100% of the students in a classroom typing away at their computers as professors lecture. The vast majority of legal research resources are now online, meaning students are much more comfortable using electronic materials than they are fumbling through clunky physical texts. Thus, although it is necessary for law schools to continue to allow students the ability to consult hard copy materials when appropriate, it is also necessary to update the manner in which reading material is transmitted to students within law school courses.

West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook Series is a new breed of casebook that provides comprehensive treatment of legal topics presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible and engaging to students. The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, reference to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought. A major distinguishing feature of the book is its inclusion of an accompanying electronic version with the extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black's Law Dictionary definitions, supplementary online resources and more.

  • Simultaneous print version and electronic publication (user may only access e-version by purchasing print book), with a searchable text that can be highlighted or otherwise annotated by users
  • Electronic version includes extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black's Law Dictionary, supplementary online resources, and internal cross-references
  • Layout departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of marginalia/text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other information

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