You spoke, and we listened! The Law Library has resubscribed to the LexisNexis Courtroom Cast database, featuring AudioCaseFiles.
This unique resource includes audio files of the actual cases our students have to read for class, which you can stream through the website or download in mp3 format to listen to on your computers or mobile devices. This can be hugely helpful for students who commute, students who spend time working out, or students who are auditory learners.
Click on our Barry Law Library Databases page: http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryDatabases
Scroll down to “A” for AudioCaseFiles or “L” for LexisNexis Courtroom Cast. They are also both listed on our “Quick Links to the Most Popular Databases” list:
Those links will take you to http://courtroomcast.lexisnexis.com/, and from there, click “Login & Register” in the top right:
Select “Sign Up” to register for your free account, first selecting Barry from the list of schools, and then using your Barry e-mail address.
Once you have registered for your LexisNexis Courtroom Cast account, you can browse the lists of cases at the bottom of the website, organized by casebook and by subject.
Even if your casebook isn’t available yet, the cases you need may still be available if you search by subject and then by the case name.
Then you can read along with the case while listening to it being read to you.
Right-click on the “Download Audio Opinion” link at the top and select “Save link as” to save the mp3 file in the directory of your choice on your computer:
Remember — AudioCaseFiles is NOT an excuse to stop reading for class, but it is an extremely useful supplement to your assigned reading. Use it wisely, and use it well!