Thursday, May 14, 2009
Legal publishers are experimenting with a new "Looseleaf" format. The text will be printed, but not bound. Students will be able to purchase a binder to insert the pages of the text. I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, it will save our students a lot of money. The traditional text typically costs between $110-150. Looseleaf costs will be about 35-40% of that amount. Second, it will allow them (and us!) to carry only the small, relevant, relatively weightless portion of text.
I received an e-mail from Aspen yesterday stating that The Torts Process by Henderson, Pearson, Kysar, & Siliciano is now available in looseleaf (looseleaf ISBN: 978-0-7355-8888-2). It would appear that this is a change in marketing strategy, so perhaps we can expect looseleaf versions for other popular Aspen Torts titles. At Lexis, three Torts titles are available in looseleaf format: Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems by Galligan, Haddon, Maraist, McClellan, Rustad, Terry, & Wildman (looseleaf ISBN: 9781422425985); Torts: Cases, Problems, and Exercises by Weaver, Bauman, Cross, Klein, Martin, & Zwier (looseleaf ISBN: ISBN 9781422472682) ; and Tort Law and Practice by Vetri, Levine, Vogel, & Finley (looseleaf ISBN: 9781422418321).
On a related note, Carolina Academic Press has just announced a forthcoming (August 2009) fourth edition of Studies in American Tort Law by Johnson & Gunn.