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Audio and Video Case Files Available to Penn Law Community

March 20, 2009

acf.gifIf you have access to Biddle Law Library’s electronic resources, you now have access to a new database: AudioCaseFiles (ACF). ACF provides multimedia access to audio opinions and trial video. You can search by course or casebook to locate material from 1L classes and 2L and 3L subjects.                                                           

Through streaming video, visitors to the site canl watch practitioners argue cases on products liability, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and other areas of the law. You can listen to the audio content through your computer or download it in MP3 format. Streaming trial video is also available.

As a Penn Law School community member all you need to do is register via email to receive unlimited access.
Below is an example of a featured video on the site.

Featured Video: Mark Lanier

desperate executives Mark Lanier

Watch attorney Mark Lanier deliver the closing argument for plaintiffs, McDarby and Cona. Lanier uses PowerPoint to explain the requisite burden of proof to the jurors, and to summarize the actions of the Merck executives. He humorously names his presentation “Desperate Executives.”

To register for ACF, follow these steps:
1.       Go to
2.       Select “Sign Up” in the top line. Choose “a member” in step #1, and “school” in step #2. Then
           open the list of schools and select University of Pennsylvania Law School. 
3.       Complete the information in step #4. You must use your email address to 
4.       You will receive a verification email; click the link provided to complete the registration.
We hope you will enjoy this impressive audiovisual collection of legal resources.