Into the fine spinach salad that is this Symposium on commercial law casebooks comes a grain of sand. An annoying defect in the total presentation. A distracting flaw that should not take away from the value of the remainder of the mix, but somehow does. For I am the one whose job it is to say that casebooks as a genre are dying, soon, I think, to become extinct. "Dinosaurs," a prior generation would have called them; "toast" in modern parlance. The future of law school teaching materials lies on the Web.
Robert Laurence, Casebooks Are Toast, 26 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1 (2002).