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Wednesday, November 6 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Turning GOV into OER: The eLangdell Press Experience

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Christopher Columbus Langdell, professor at the Harvard Law School in the 19th Century,, developed the case law method of legal education, a method that continues to this day. In it, law students learn the law by reading court cases that interpret it. The eLangdell Press was conceived as a way to bring this method into the 21st century by creating open casebooks. After all, law is public domain material, and there are plenty of open source tools available to create the OER materials, so it should be relatively easy, right?


This session will detail the experience of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction staff?s quest to open up the Legal Textbook system. Topics covered will include the challenges faced with working with government and legal information, the unique issues of the legal academe, and the best practices we?ve developed in creating our casebooks.

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Sarah Glassmeyer

Director of Community Development, CALI
Open Source, FOSS, Open Access, Scholarly Communication, Data, Being Awesome, Cats, eBooks, Open Law, Free Law, Libraries, Library, Information Literacy, Twitter, Blogs, Blogging, Cupcakes, Rabble Rousing, Coffee, Educational Technology, EdTech, Making lists of my interests, Legal Research, LRW, Open Education, OER, OPEN EVERYTHING, access to justice, long walks on the beach, pina coladas, getting caught in the rain., DISLIKES: The Man
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Elmer Masters

Director of Technology, CALI
Drupal, Wordpress, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Free Law, Open Education Resources

Wednesday November 6, 2013 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Painted Horse

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