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Law School Affordable Course Materials

Study aids and other resources

CALI

Boston College Law School is a member of CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) and all BC Law faculty and students have access to CALI resources. You will need to register for a password; check with a reference librarian.

CALI's eLangdell® Press publishes free, open eBooks for legal education. What do we mean by open? Casebooks that are compatible with devices like smartphones and e-readers, as well as print.

Educators can adopt and edit eLangdell's Creative Commons licensed casebooks without charge. Students and faculty can use any eLangdell casebooks for free. Join CALI's eLangdell mailing list and stay tuned to CALI on Twitter and Facebook for updates on eLangdell casebooks.

Open casebooks available through CALI:

Appellate Procedure

Bankruptcy

Constitutional Law

Contracts

Evidence & Criminal Procedure

Civil Procedure

Intellectual Property

Land & Environment

Property

Securities

Tax

Torts

Harvard H2O Project

H2O is a suite of online classroom tools developed  by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Library. 

BC Law Professor Brian Quinn has contributed his course materials to create a virtual casebook for an introductory Corporations class on H2O.

H2O allows professors to freely develop, remix, and share online textbooks under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License (per the Terms of Service). H2O is based on the open-source model: instead of locking down materials in formalized textbooks,  course books should be free (as in “free speech”) for everyone to access and, just as important, build upon. H2O is geared primarily toward law professors, though the platform can be used across intellectual domains. Professors and students can create, edit, organize, consume, and share course materials that are open and free for everyone to access and build on to create additional resources.

University of Washington Symposium on Open Casebooks

A 2015 symposium hosted by U. Wash. School of Law, titled Disruptive Legal Publishing Models, featured several papers on affordable course materials, accessible below.