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Casebooks General Information

The law school is unable to subscribe to all assigned e-casebooks, as the cost is prohibitive. We therefore urge students to seek out discounted and used copies of casebooks to save money. (See the instructions and discount codes below.) If you have suggestions for additional resources we can add to this list, please contact

Remember, the law school subscribes to several electronic study aids collections from CALI, West Academic, and Wolters Kluwer. These study aids are available online for free to Gould graduate law students. See our study aids page for more information.

Discounts on Casebooks

If you live outside the United States, please contact the G&IP Office for help with print books.

Carolina Academic Press 

All books ordered through the Carolina Academic Press webstore receive a 10% discount. If your order is more than $50, you’ll receive free shipping.

West Acadmic / Foundation Press 

Get 15% off all print and digital casebooks with the code WASOCAL on their webstore. Digital-only casebooks are already discounted 25% off the list print price, so the WASOCAL discount code would be an additional discount. Print book purchases include free shipping and immediate, temporary access to the e-book until your print copy arrives. 

Wolters Kluwer

You can get a 30% off list price for digital-only Casebook Connect Casebooks (vs. hardcover) here.

Discounted and Used Casebooks

New, discounted casebooks from independent booksellers

  • Barrister Books:
    • $5 Off $99+ Order, please use code GEN7JK7
    • $10 Off $149+ Order, please use code BAR37L84  
    • $15 Off $299+ Order, please use code CPF53XTZ  
    • $25 Off $499+ Order, please use code KNF64PY3
    • Please note that discounts are one-time use only.

Used casebooks

You can buy and sell used casebooks from your classmates on the Law Portal on the Sell/Need a Book page. Also try these other sellers:

Earlier editions

You may be able to save even more money by using a previous edition of a casebook. Publishers often post the complete table of contents of the newest edition on their website. See this example for a Secured Transactions casebook. (Scroll down to see "Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)"). You can download it and compare to your older edition to convert page numbers from the reading assignments in your syllabus. (You could also ask your professor to scan the current table of contents and send it to you.) Be sure to read any new cases that are not in the older edition by using Google Scholar, Lexis or Westlaw. 

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