- Series: Aspen Casebook
- Hardcover: 1088 pages
- Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 9 edition (July 25, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1454824573
- ISBN-13: 978-1454824572
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.6 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is one of the new breed of casebooks that soar past the $200 barrier. So what have they done to justify this truly massive cost? You'd think maybe they have rewritten the book from the ground up? Maybe they've added quality up to date explanations to accompany the questions presented after cases? No. What you get are some headlines and lines on the page printed in red.
Oh, but the book's been reorganized. So existing material was moved around to ensure page numbers are sufficiently off as to make using the eighth edition a huge pain and to kill the used market.
The cost of a law degree is astronomical. And if schools aren't bad enough, here we have prime examples of publishers who are clearly attempting to see just how far they can push students before they break.
As for professors, they get their free copies to review and therefore don't care that by recommending a particular case book they are handing the publisher a $20,000 golden check.
At some point this has to stop. In the meantime, if you're a professor thinking of recommending this book, at least wait a year until there is a used market. If the eighth edition was good enough to teach the subject until May, it's good enough for a few more months too.
But students have no choice! The pages have been re-jiggered so it is impossible to correlate the previous edition of the text to their syllabus.
Has the quality improved? New content? Nope! Just re-shuffle the pages so students must pay $210 new, rather than under $100 for a used, prior edition.
If you are taking 4 courses this semester, at this rate you can expect to pay $850 for textbooks alone this semester. Disgusting!
So why not charge $300 or $400 for a book? I'm sure this is coming down the road. The students have no choice but to pay it or drop the course.
Pricing like this leads one to the strong suspicion that either the legal education publishing industry has been cartelized, or instructors have no empathy for their students.
I could comment on the book's positive qualities, but the insane price tag really is impossible to look beyond. For shame!
Otherwise, I'm not sure yet if it is a good book. Maybe I'll have a follow-up at the end of the semester, but I'm not a legal expert, so my review on that aspect might not be very valuable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent casebook. It is nice to actually see the documents that are in dispute in the various cases. The only complaint is that the authors use the color red for accents and its not... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gary G.
I thought this was a great textbook. Unlike many law school textbooks, this book really hit the nuts and bolts of the subject in a reader-friendly way. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scott Scheinberg
It's not as good as some. But, then again, it's just an overpriced textbook. Sell it back when you are done.Published 10 months ago by Jesse Foster