NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, and Courtroom Connect today announced that LexisNexis will license, feature and promote the Courtroom Connect academic content, CVN Law School, within law school eBooks and through other channels. This broad integration of video and audio content will be named LexisNexis® Courtroom Cast powered by Courtroom View Network. “Many law students find it difficult to develop a deep understanding of the material by text alone. They can greatly benefit from additional resources to complement their books,” said Olympia Duhart, co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers and professor of law at Nova Southeastern University. “The new offering from LexisNexis and Courtroom Connect will help address these needs. I’m excited about the learning opportunities created by video and audio embedded into law school eBooks. This will bring an important layer to my teaching, and a critical learning tool to students.” CVN Law School is the academic portal of Courtroom View Network, a pioneer in delivering on-demand multimedia content to the legal academic environment. It offers students and faculty a searchable, online learning platform with more than 2,000 audio-recorded judicial opinions and thousands of hours of video footage of U.S. legal proceedings. The platform also features video training libraries based on original courtroom video, covering 87 topics in the key course areas of Evidence, Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy. LexisNexis Courtroom Cast will offer content in two ways:
- Access via eBooks – LexisNexis will integrate courtroom video and audio case files within select legal eBooks used by law students, taking readers directly from the text to the courtroom with video or audio from LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.
- Video & Audio via the Web – CVN courtroom video and audio will be offered via the rebranded portal to new and existing law school libraries, students and other customers. Additionally, LexisNexis will engage with law professors to encourage use of the LexisNexis Courtroom Cast resources as teaching tool in association with classes.
“Multimedia content from CVN Law School enables law students to enhance their education by listening, watching and learning from real courtroom events anytime from anywhere,” said Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Courtroom Connect. “We are very delighted about the collaboration with LexisNexis. Their resources and expertise provide new, innovative and expanded ways to deliver content through eBooks and other means.” “People read and comprehend information in different ways. That is why it’s key to ‘go beyond the book’ to provide rich, multi-media experiences which enhance the understanding of the law by established and aspiring legal professionals,” said Scott Meiser, senior director, Research Information - eBooks & Digital Library at LexisNexis. “The creation of LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is the most recent example of this.” Earlier this year, LexisNexis launched an innovative role playing game within select law school eBooks and announced that the collection of eBooks from the American Bar Association will be offered within the LexisNexis® Digital Library e-lending solution, which offers access to legal eBooks from the most popular mobile devices and computers.
For more information contact: Bryan Danilovich at (877) 838-9067 and [email protected].