MIT News: The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks (April 26, 2022)

Kate Silverman Wilson, of the MIT Press, has made available for download her article “The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks”, published on MIT News. The article begins as follows:

Together, the MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library announce the launch of the “Open Casebook” series. Leveraging free and open texts created and updated by distinguished legal scholars, the series offers high-quality yet affordable printed textbooks for use in law teaching across the country, tied to online access to the works and legal opinions under open licenses.

Together, the MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library announce the launch of the “Open Casebook” series. Leveraging free and open texts created and updated by distinguished legal scholars, the series offers high-quality yet affordable printed textbooks for use in law teaching across the country, tied to online access to the works and legal opinions under open licenses.

The first book in the series is “Torts!” by Jonathan Zittrain, the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Jordi Weinstock, lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. “Torts!” serves as primary text for a first-year law school torts course and maps the progression of the law of torts through the language and example of public judicial decisions in a range of cases. In the book, the authors present cases to students in a different way than in classic casebooks, providing significantly more original judicial opinion than is traditionally offered and featuring helpful reminders, questions, and illustrations to bring these original materials to life. Taken together, the cases within “Torts!” show differing approaches to the problems of defining legal harm and applying those definitions to a messy world. 

Click here to read the full article: “The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks”

Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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