CALI Conference for Law School Computing®


June 16-18
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA


About the Conference:

Declining applications and the legal marketplace recession creates a more complex and competitive market for legal education and lawyers.  Many of the fixes have a technology component like distance learning, formative assessment, virtual law practice, law practice tech, document and process automation to name a few.  Many technologies that have proven themselves in other places are finally being looked at for legal education and law practice – they are no longer dangerous. 

The 26th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and technology professionals to discuss the transformation of legal education through technology and innovation. Our theme for 2016 is “The Year of Learning Dangerously”, echoing the tough balancing act to meet the growing demands within the legal education industry.

Who Attends CALIcon?

Our attendees are a mixture of law professors, law librarians and library directors, law school IT staff and law clinic faculty. We are also beginning to see attendees from the legal technology world. They are early-adopters, socially connected and highly influential in technology purchasing decisions. We expect 250- 350 attendees this year.

Who Exhibits at CALIcon?

CALIcon exhibitors have traditionally been those in the education software and legal research industries. However, with the increasing emphasis on creating “practice ready law students," we are also beginning to see companies from the legal practice world use CALIcon as a way to introduce themselves to the new market.

The CALI New Voices program

Since the beginning CALIcon has been a place where first time presenters were encouraged, and law school technical folk were given a voice to talk about the great work they do. Every year about a third of the attendees are there for the first time and a sizable portion of the presenters are also new to the conference. This really helps us keep the conference fresh and interesting. As we prepare for the conference every year we think about ways to urge wider participation and attendance. This year we are launching the CALI New Voices program to encourage members of our community who haven't yet had an opportunity to present at CALIcon to submit proposals for a special track of first time presenters. 
The New Voices sessions will be 20 minutes long, 15 minutes for a presentation, 5 minutes for questions and discussion. The program is open to anyone who hasn't presented before at CALIcon. We're looking for sessions that talk about tech being used in law school teaching, research, libraries, and administration. We want to hear about the tools you use, the projects you're involved in, and the ideas you have. These sessions are shorter than the standard 60 minute CALIcon presentation. Speakers in the New Voices program will be able to register for the conference for $195, that's a $100 discount for the regular member registration.
To submit a proposal for the CALI New Voices program, login/register and add a proposal.


Join us at CALIcon16.  The conference will deliver dozens of sessions with real people sharing real experiences creating, using, designing and implementing technology in support and practice of legal education.  The latest topics and trends in legal education are grouped into 4 tracks:

  • Technology: Focus on industry innovations & future growth opportunities in the legal technology field.
  • Course Management: Focus on improving and building course strategies/tools needed by law faculty to manage and strengthen legal educational program(s) for maximum success.
  • Experiential Learning:  Focus on the convergence of online and face-to-face educational models to develop the right blended learning applications in a legal education setting.
  • Case Studies:  Focus on proven real-world legal education applications.​



A special thank you to our sponsors for making this conference possible.

  • ExamSoft
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Wolters Kluwers
  • Wepa Inc.
  • Invoke Higher Education
  • Quimbee
  • Justia
  • Practising Law Institute
  • iLaw
  • Electronic Bluebook


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CALI Conference Video Archives on YouTube

Our conference video archives are now available on YouTube. We didn't edit or check for relevance. We simply posted everything we could find, so quality of video and content will vary greatly. Have fun!

CALI Conference video archives YouTube playlists, grouped by year.

CALI Conference Website and Agenda Archives

Many of these conference websites are very old (in internet years, at least) and have not been maintained in any way. Broken images and dead links ahead: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 (Blog), 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 (Agenda), 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995.  There isn't anything we could find from 1994, 1993, 1992 or 1991 except a few scattered brochures.  If you have documents from those conferences, please contact Scott Lee ( or just go ahead and scan them and send them along.