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Faculty Services | The Mendik Library

Services to support NYLS faculty in their teaching, research, and scholarship.

CALI – e-Langdell Books & Resources

CALI – e-Langdell Books & Resources
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries, and related organizations. CALI hosts and facilitates the creation of CALI Lessons, a library of over 1,000 interactive legal tutorials written by law professors. Through their eLangdell® Press, they offer open access casebooks. Using our NYLS subscription, casebooks, subject-specific lessons and other materials are free for our faculty and students to use.  Your liaison can help you set up a personal account.

ChartaCourse

ChartaCourse
A community of law professors who share teaching materials, course charts and royalties, etc.  Students then subscribe to the materials.  Costs start at about $60.

Harvard Law School Library: H2O program

Harvard Law School Library: H2O program
Open access materials (licensed by Creative Commons BY-NC-SA) that are free to copy, reuse, share and remix by law professors.  This is a good source for building one’s own teaching materials.  

LiveCarta

LiveCarta
LiveCarta provides a catalog of open source and low-cost textbooks in a variety of subjects.  Authors can publish a book online with PDF and print-on-demand options setting your own price, royalties are shared upon a purchase.  You can create new editions, make revisions and supplement your materials with video, audio, images, links, and more.

University of Minnesota – Open Source Legal Textbook Library

University of Minnesota – Open Source Legal Textbook Library
An Open Textbook Library hosted by the Center for Open Education at U. Minn. provides access to textbooks that are free to use and distribute. The materials are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution. 

Semaphore Press

Semaphore Press
A website run by Lydia Pallas Loren and Joseph Scott Miller, professors who specialize in intellectual property law, providing digital downloads of a small collection of texts in Civil Right Litigation, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Interstate Compacts, and Property. For a full casebook, the suggested price starts at $30.