If you’ve ever taught law, you will have had to decide whether to build your course around an established casebook authored by somebody else, or from materials (cases, legislation, and articles) you’ve compiled yourself.
As a law book publisher, I’d like to make the case for teaching from a casebook; and, if you have the opportunity – contributing to one.
For one thing, when choosing to teach from a book, you’re not just making a straight choice between your own and someone else’s materials. Even if an authored casebook is the work of a single author, by the time it’s in its third or fourth edition, several different academics will have taught with it for multiple years. Many of these educators will have provided influential feedback to the author, and like a rough river stone tumbled smooth by the current, any problems with the book will have been corrected. Structural flaws will

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