Caseflix content can be licenced by Law Schools on a subscription basis and then incorporated into the learning experience in one or more of the following formats:
Dramatic: The Dramatic format is a short film depicting only the facts of the case including a mini-plot and direct speech from the relevant characters in the story. Each case in this format runs between 90 and 180 seconds and can be shown directly in a Law School seminar as a way to introduce the case that keeps students highly engaged. It can be followed by a discussion of the arguments, judgements and legal significance of the case.
Narrative: The Narrative format does not have any direct speech from the characters, but instead has a single voice-over from a narrator, describing the facts of the cases in the third person. This is combined with animated sequences that act out all references to the facts. Each case in this format runs between 30 and 90 seconds and can be shown directly in seminars, either with the sound of the narrator or without sound so that the teacher can narrate the case him/herself.
Self-Contained: The Self-Contained format includes the facts of the case in the Dramatic format described above, but then goes on to show the legal adjudication of the case in each court, including counsel’s arguments and judges’ decisions. Lawyers and judges are shown making the arguments and delivering their judgements, and during these parts of the film, flashbacks to the facts are shown to tie it all together. This format can stand on its own for students to watch as preparation for class or as part of an online learning program.
Summary: The Summary format includes the facts of the case in Narrative format described above, but then goes on to include a narrative for the adjudication of the case and key legal outcomes. This format is designed as a review point for students in between the main seminar and the exam.
Slide: The Slide format is not a film at all but a flashcard that provides a written summary of the facts together with the key rulings and legal outcomes from the case. It includes a drawing of the characters and scenery from the corresponding film to link it back to the student’s memory of the case from the seminar. The slides can be used for review and in Law Schools that run open-book exams, the students can use them into the exam itself.