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AALL Spectrum / March/April 2016 / Volume 20, Number 4

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MARCH/APRIL 2016 | AALL SPECTRUM 47 BUSINESS EDGE So Gray took it upon himself to create one. He built the tool's structure to echo the IRAC—Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion—case briefing method many law schools use. He approached top students in his class and offered to buy briefs they had written for six first-year courses—Torts, Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law. ey agreed, and their work became Casebriefs' original content. In 1995, roughly three years aer finishing law school, Gray released Casebriefs. T wenty-one years ago, first-year law student David Gray wanted to find a technology tool to help him orga- nize and augment summaries he wrote for the cases that were covered in class. Gray, who was enrolled at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, went to six law school bookstores asking if they sold study aid soware for law students. e resounding answer he received was 'no;' the clerks didn't think such a product even existed. VENDOR VOICE Casebriefs' content has more than quadrupled since its introduction in 1995. The product's core services—initially focused around samples of case briefs—have grown to include tools for note taking, collaborating, exam prep, and more, that serve both law and pre-law students, recent graduates studying for the bar, and other legal industry members. FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Chatting with Casebriefs Photo © iStock.com/everythingpossible.

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