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Digital Bookshelf

Supporting Law School and Student Success

Current State of Legal Education

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Each semester countless students arrive on campus for their first day of class without coursebooks or other learning materials due to financial constraints brought on by the timing of financial aid disbursements. In this current state of legal education, students immediately fall behind in their readings and other assignments, putting their education and ability to be successful at risk. In many instances, this situation can lead to higher attrition rates and ultimately, lower employment rates.

The Solution: Digital Bookshelf

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Digital Bookshelf is an institutionally adopted collection of online materials providing students, faculty, and administrators access to casebooks, coursebooks, and other required materials on Day One of class to level the playing field and ensure student success. With the support of your account representative, and the Digital Bookshelf team, you can select textbooks currently in use at your institution, preserving your faculty’s academic freedom, and choose to provide your students access to assessment and other learning tools. Adopting Digital Bookshelf ensures all students have access to their textbooks, provides additional assessment options, and promotes digital equity and inclusion on your campus.

"The Digital Bookshelf ensures that every person in every class has access to the exact same resources. It’s a more equitable solution."
— Associate Dean Nicole Mills, JFK School of Law at Northcentral University

What students have to say about Digital Bookshelf

"This option gave us access to our books when needed by the first day of class compared to purchasing a physical book that would take days, if not weeks, to be delivered."

"I was benefited the opportunity to have full access to all that CasebookConnect offers. I was able to use the material right away at the start of classes vs. waiting to purchase due to lack of funds."

"I didn't have to spend a significant amount of money on books, and I didn’t have to wait long to access a textbook for class."

"It was less of a burden on me. I didn't have to go out and search for the required text nor ask around throughout the law school for used versions of the text."

"There was no confusion as to whether I was buying the right materials or not."

"Savings! The cost of law books is high. Having my school purchase my required course was a big benefit and a reason why I chose my school."

Featured Products in the Digital Bookshelf Program

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Connected eBooks (formerly Connected Casebooks)

Connected eBooks are enhanced digital textbooks that come with a suite of online content and learning tools designed to maximize student success. Connected eBooks feature a full e-book version of the text; outlining and case briefing tools to enhance student learning; and for select titles, a Study Center complete with practice questions from leading study aids like the Examples & Explanations and Glannon Guides.

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Connected Quizzing

Connected Quizzing is an easy-to-use formative assessment tool that enables you to measure your students’ progress and knowledge. It provides a performance breakdown by topic and individual student. Comprising high quality, pre-built quizzes for all major law school subjects, Connected Quizzing is the ideal solution for measuring student learning outcomes.

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Improved Student Learning Outcomes

In a recent survey of law students using Connected eBooks and Connected Quizzing:

88% said Connected eBooks helped them better understand the subject matter for their course

80% said Connected eBooks helped them feel more prepared for their exams

90% said Connected Quizzing helped them better understand the subject matter for their course

83% Connected Quizzing helped them feel more prepared for their exams

Digital Bookshelf Success Stories

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A Fully Online Law School Adopts the Digital Bookshelf Model

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Creating Equitable Access at Southern University Law Center


Additional Programs to Enhance Law Student Learning

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The Online Study Aid Library

Provide your students with access to the most popular study aids across all of their courses in digital and audio formats.

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The visually engaging, interactive, video-based study aid designed to help students review core topics and test their ability to recall and correctly apply the law.

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Emanuel Law in a Flash powered by SpacedRepetition

Using a scientifically proven method, the Spaced Repetition technique helps law students retain more of what they learn to get more out of every study session.

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