The Idea of the Casebook: Pedagogy, Prestige, and Trusty Platforms

Joseph S. Miller, University of Georgia School of Law


Independently published, electronically delivered books have been the future of the law school casebook for some time now. Are they destined to remain so? We sketch an e-casebook typology then highlight some features of law professor culture which suggest that, although e-casebook offerings will surely expand, the trust credential that the traditional publishers provide plays a durable, central role in the market for course materials that law professors create.