Features and Benefits
Not only does verbatim text avoid the problem of relying on one person's subjective, paraphrased material; but it also helps readers understand how to read actual judicial opinions and identify which elements are most important to pay attention to.
We take the actual opinions and thoughtfully remove unnecessary dicta, just like textbooks. Our content isn't dumbed-down like our competitors'. It's simplified.
The illustrations capture the facts of the cases so they'll be easier to remember. They also make reading enjoyable and help clarify what's going on.
Questions and Answers
Students usually go into their comprehensive end-of-semester exam with only a vague notion of what they know, what they should know, and what they don't know.
Our questions with answers help you understand where you should focus your attention.
Judicial opinions can seem daunting, unorganized, and confusing. We alleviate these issues by providing the content in a simple, intuitive format: Case Name, Facts, Issue, Reasoning, Holding.
Easy for reading. Easy for referencing. Better for learning.
Our product are high on value, low on nonsense, and we always advocate for our customers. Need proof? Our books start at $14.99. Our competitors charge more than twice as much. Our online content? 33% cheaper than the nearest competitor.
Need we say more?
So you've read the case, but did you understand it? You can be certain you learn the most important information by reading our Key Takeaway boxes.
Additionally, our Supreme Court opinions show the Justice vote tallies, so you can see how persuasive their argument was to their peers and how ideology might have played a role.
What Makes Us Better? We're Glad You Asked.
While other study aids only aim to provide skimpy summaries, Illustrated Law helps you actually learn the law.
Illustrated Law Uses Evidence-Based Practices. It's the Smarter Way to Study.
Researchers have conducted literally thousands of studies on how people learn best. The Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) has a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) where anyone can look at the research. As any law student will tell you, it's readily apparent law schools do not follow the evidence when attempting to educate others.
Illustrated Law focuses on numbers 2, 3, 4, 5b, and 6b
Law schools--those places that take $50,000 a year in tuition--usually only focus on numbers 4 and 7