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Law School Affordable Course Materials

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Boston College has joined the Open Textbook Network, headquartered at the University of Minnesota. While there is a category for law textbooks, these are not generally casebooks. It is a resource worth checking for future developments.

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This guide is intended as a quick starting point in your search for affordable course materials.  Please contact your law librarian liaison for assistance in locating affordable course resources geared to your specific areas of interest. 

Law Library Statement: 

Access to the Law Library's Licensed Resources

The Law Library provides password-based access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Advance to all currently enrolled BC Law students. In addition to the resources on these platforms, faculty may assign materials from the hundreds of licensed databases offered by the Law Library's license agreements. These resources include scholarly articles as well as historic documents, artworks and films.  The Law Library suggests that faculty consult the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, compiled by American University Washington College of Law and NC State University Libraries, for guidance in Fair Use compliance in OER projects.

Please contact your legal research librarian liaison or write to for assistance. 

Boston College Law School's Digital Repository


Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School is the repository of the Boston College Law School. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the scholarly output of our community and to share our intellectual life and spirit with a global audience. The repository is a service of the Boston College Law School library.  The content in the repository covers a wide spectrum of legal topics, lending its use as course material and reading assignments.

Teaching Commons

Open access educational resources from a variety of disciplines are available in the  Teaching Commons. Boston College Law School open educational resources, collected in the Law School's Digital Commons, are included in this multi-institution resource. Search the Teaching Commons to locate open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, syllabi, multimedia, and more materials.