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Teaching Law Students to Program?

6129855841_c07f308947_oOne of the more controversial suggestions in legal education reform is the idea that law students should learn computer programming.

Open Education Week 2014

oew-logo 3Happy Open Education Week!

What is Open Education?

Education, of course, is transferring  knowledge and skills through formal and informal means.

For Your Consideration…


It’s that time of year when up and comers and even older reliable stars have ads and phone calls placed on their behalf in the hopes that this will be the year that they are picked.

No, I’m not talking about Hollywood awards season, I’m talking about law school casebooks.

Brush Up on CALI

webinarimageA new semester means a new opportunity to use CALI to help with your classes – whether you are a professor or a law student!  Next week our Director of Community Development, Sarah Glassmeyer, will be hosting two 20 minute webinars that will explain everything you need to know to start using CALI.

The descriptions for both read:

CALI at Reinvent Law NYC

Copyright Margaret Hagan. Used with permission.

Copyright Margaret Hagan. Used with permission.

It’s Always Warm and Sunny on the Internet


Did your commute to school look like this today?

Open Education 2013 Review

Publication1In early November, two of CALI’s staff members – Elmer Masters and me (Sarah Glassmeyer)  – traveled to Park City, Utah to attend the Open Educations Conference.  We presented on our eLangdell Press open casebook publishing project and were also featured in a showcase of

Get Ready for Finals

NedEven though it’s only the end of October, it’s not too early to start planning for final exam time.  Here at CALI, our usage statistics go through the roof starting around Thanksgiving every year.  Accompanying this are lots of questions from students with registration issues, questions about authorization code contacts and lost passwords.

Open Access Week Webinars

Open_Access_logo_PLoS_white.svgThe week of October 21-27, 2013 is Open Access Week.  This week is an opportunity for those of us involved in the creation and use of scholarly works to learn about the benefits of Open Access.   CALI is a long time supporter of Open

CALI Webinars – Classcaster, Open Access/OER and more!

webinarimagePlease mark your calendars for the following webinars on CALI and legal education related topics.  Webinars will be on Tuesdays at 11 am Central, with a live encore performance at 2pm Central on Fridays.  They are all free to attend and will be 15-30 minutes in length, depending on topics.  These will be live and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.

CALI Lessons – Edit, Make Your Own or See Your Student Scores

As you (hopefully) know, CALI lessons are written and peer reviewed by law professors and librarians.  But did you know that you can still write your own lesson and publish them to our website? We don’t intentionally keep this a secret, but for some reason people are always surprised to learn this!

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards

SampleAwardThe CALI Excellence for the Future Award®, often shortened to “The CALI Award” or referred to as “I CALI’d a Class”, is given to the student who receives the highest award in a law school course.  Awards are given at the discretion of the faculty and in rare cases two awards can be given for the same course.   During the

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