Viewed globally, the current field of criminal law casebooks
represents an impressive collection of learning methods, though as a whole there are still unmet needs for teachers who cannot find the right casebook
with the right ratios of cases to doctrine and theory to practice--in a flexible and modular format that allows professors to teach the way they want to.
were qualitatively analyzed using text analysis (Silverman, 2000).
In this paper I have reflected on the nearly twenty-five years I have been involved in editing a constitutional law casebook
. In the process of examining the various editions of the casebook
to the present, I realize, more than I otherwise would have, the fundamental way that developments quite apart from the intentions of the editors--in politics, in the Supreme Court, and in the academy--continuously redefine the canon and thereby trespass indelibly on the original goal of a short, concise teaching tool.
represented a radical departure from the traditional mold both in terms of organization and content.
Despite the late date of this casebook
, about ten percent were illiterate, or could read and write only 'a little.' The most commonly noted parental occupation was labourer (thirteen percent).
By providing written Decision Casebooks
in advance, borrowers and lenders can see eyeto-eye and speak the same language.
My admiration for the late Fred Rodell gives me an excuse, if not a reason, for keeping the number of footnotes in this document as small as possible.(1) Otherwise I would, of course, have footnote references to the other articles in this Symposium, particularly Jerry Barron's article, "Capturing the Canon." Those articles have provided us with both an excellent overview of developments in the casebooks
and rationales for the decisions of casebook
Augmenting the print edition is an online version that has a wide range of resources not found in standard casebooks
, among them more than 200 photographs, maps, and diagrams.