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ˈkeɪsˌbʊkcase·book

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casebookadjective

    a book in which detailed written records of a case are kept and which are a source of information for subsequent work

  2. casebook, textbookadjective

    according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical

    "a casebook schizophrenic"; "a textbook example"

GCIDE

  1. casebooknoun

    a book in which detailed written records of cases are kept and which are a source of information for subsequent work. Such books are often used as supplements to texts in law schools.

Wiktionary

  1. casebooknoun

    an educational tool used predominately in United States law schools consisting of a book containing the text of court opinions in legal cases accompanied by analysis and other materials relating to those cases.

Freebase

  1. Casebook

    A casebook is a type of textbook used primarily by students in law schools. Rather than simply laying out the legal doctrine in a particular area of study, a casebook contains excerpts from legal cases in which the law of that area was applied. It is then up to the student to analyze the language of the case in order to determine what rule was applied and how the court applied it. Casebooks sometimes also contain excerpts from law review articles and legal treatises, historical notes, editorial commentary, and other related materials to provide background for the cases. The teaching style based on casebooks is known as the casebook method and is supposed to instill in law students how to "think like a lawyer." The casebook method is most often used in law schools in countries with common law legal systems, where case law is a major source of law. Most casebooks are authored by law professors, usually with two, three, or four authors, at least one of whom will be a professor at the top of his or her field in the area under discussion. New editions of casebooks often retain the names of famous professors on their covers decades after those professors have died. Updating of the books, then, falls on the shoulders of a younger generation of their colleagues. Such casebooks are often known by the names of the leading professor authors, such as Prosser, Wade, & Schwartz's, Torts: Cases & Materials.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of casebook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of casebook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of casebook in a Sentence

  1. White House spokesman Eric Schultz:

    The president seeks judges who understand that justice is not about some abstract legal theory, or a footnote in a casebook, but it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of peoples’ lives.

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