Did you ever wish there was an easier way to read those assigned cases for your classes? Then take a look at AudioCaseFiles. The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has recently acquired a subscription to LexisNexis CourtroomCast. One component of this database is AudioCaseFiles. It offers access to edited versions of the most commonly assigned cases for 1L and 2L classes. These downloadable files are available on any mobile device. When you access an opinion, you will also get the full text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary and the rule of law. There is also a link to the Justia version of the full opinion. All opinions can also be printed.
You must register with the CourtCast system in order to access files. Go to the database homepage: http://courtroomcast.lexisnexis.com/ and click the AudioCaseFiles link at the top of the screen.
CourtroomCast will now display a sign in prompt. New users should select the "sign up" button to create their own account. From the registration screen, select the University of Maryland School of Law from the list, provide your umaryland.edu email address, create your own password and give your role (1L).
A confirmation email will then be sent to you. You must use the link in this email to confirm your registration.
Once registration is complete, click the AudioCaseFiles link at the top left of the screen.
You can now search by subject or course book title. For a more sophisticated search use the search box at the top right of the screen. If you search the title of the coursebook assigned for your class, be aware that the latest edition might not be on the list due to contractual constraints but the majority of cases for a particular title will be posted. Cases are arranged alphabetically.
Access to AudioCaseFiles is a great opportunity to learn anywhere, at any time by using the web. If you have any questions, please contact any of the Research Librarians.