Many law students are overcome with excitement when they find a way to LISTEN to the edited cases found in their law school casebooks. AudioCasefiles, a part of Lexis Courtroom Cast, offers both individual cases and entire casebooks.
But wait, there’s more. Courtroom Cast also offers:
CVN News – articles and video clips of legal news coverage
CVN Video Library – over 12,000 hours of on demand courtroom video
CVN Experts – find expert testimony recorded in the courtroom
CVN Training – the ONLY training platform with real courtroom video and expert commentary
Accessing Casebook Audio:
Lexis Casebook Audio contains audio versions of selected cases from your casebooks. To access these audio files, one must scroll down to the bottom of the page, select the proper subject under the heading of “Browse Audio by Casebook,” and then choose the casebook which is being used for your class. Unlike having a computer read the text of the opinion, these use real people and are much easier to listen to. These audio versions can be very helpful for those who have a significant commute each day. This can also be helpful for those who just get tired of reading so many pages each week.
Upper level students will also appreciate the courtroom training videos. These cover a variety of topics, such as trial advocacy, rules of evidence, and appellate advocacy. The videos break these different skills down into manageable sections and provide commentary and analysis to improve one’s ability to better represent a client. The site also contains videos of complete trials, including many from Georgia. If you were ever interested in how a trial proceeds while in the courtroom, this could be very helpful.