Changes are coming…

According to this article Apple, Publishers, Open-Source Dictate Law School Textbook Evolution, “electronic tablets will make paper books in law schools obsolete within a decade.”

On Jan. 19, 2012, Apple announced its iBook Author application for publishers, plus the iTunes U bookshelf application for students.

The next day, Thomson Reuters disclosed its intention to sell its law school publishing division. 

Last fall, CALI launched FREE law school e-textbooks called eLangdell.  CALI has nine titles already available and expects another half-dozen this year.

According to CALI’s director, John Mayer, “Our premise is that if it’s educational, you’ve got to give people the freedom to repurpose the material for educational goals… “The casebook is dead. ”

So when will all law school textbooks go digital???

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