Now that we've sent notice to schools and it has shown up on the blogs, we want to acknowledge here that, yes, CALI member dues for law schools will be going up over the next two years. We plan to deliver more content to you, our members, with this increased contribution. Most notably: five eLangdell casebooks a year and more CALI lessons. We want the changes that lie ahead to be as transparent as possible. So please contact us with feedback and questions. Read on for more details and reasoning in our Executive Director's letter to membership.
We're now accepting session proposals for the 21st Annual Conference for Law School Computing at Marquette University Law School, June 23-25, 2011. The theme for this year's conference is...UNBOUND (help decide the colors). Read the full call for speakers from CALI Executive Director, John Mayer...
We have this summer's CALI Conference theme: "UNBOUND." Why did we choose UNBOUND? Read more to find out.
A new chapter is available in eLangdell, our open casebook initiative: The Ethics of Tax Lawyering by Michael Hatfield. Faculty can adopt it, and students can use it, for free in a bunch of different formats: on iPads, Kindles, and even as a PDF for easy printing. There is a faculty version with notes available.
The Law School Tech Talk podcast will be talking with John Mayer, our Executive Director, live on Monday, 1/31 at Noon EST/11 CDT. He'll be talking about eLangdell - our electronic casebook initiative - and this summer's CALI conference, among other CALI projects. Attending the live broadcast is free.
We've finally dived head first into 2006 and made all CALI video and past CALI webinars available on the most popular video site on the planet. YouTube granted us a nonprofit account, which means no time limits (time limits were why we chose blip.tv as our original video host). So you can subscribe and peruse the archives on CALI's YouTube channel.
We're about to publish casebooks that are free for law students and law professors to use on multiple formats (iPad, Kindle, PDF, etc.). AALS meeting attendees got a preview of some casebook chapters, and now you can, too, at elangdell.cali.org.
If you're in San Francisco for the 2010 AALS Annual Meeting this year, you should stop by and say hi to the staff at CALI's exhibitor booth. We'll all be there! Ask us about our electronic casebook initiative, eLangdell, if you're interested in adopting open casebooks that are freely available to your students. We'll also be demoing a new version of CALI lessons (hint: this version is compatible with iPads and smartphones).
So you're new to CALI.org? Welcome to our site. But what do you do next? How do you access all of this great content? Well, like most websites, you create an account. But to access the lessons there's one tiny registration step that's a little different than most websites: the CALI Authorization Code. Sound confusing? It's not. Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to create an authorized account at cali.org.
We know how it is. You want what everyone else does. But you're in law school, so there's just not enough time. And, let's be honest, it's getting late in the game for you. With so many options, it's like there are none at all. There has to be a better way to find the right one than leaving it up to chance. Well, fear not; CALI has 7 scientifically proven* ways to help you find the CALI lesson that fits perfectly with what you are studying in law school. Read more...
With turkey day over, law school exam season is in full swing. Most students have hours and hours of outlining, reading, and supplemental material reviewing ahead of them. You know what your students would appreciate? A study tool that's just as (or more) effective and free to them, but that's also a break from the same old study routine. Suggest CALI Lessons. Read more...
Our website has a handy bookmarking feature. You click the "Bookmark this" button and that lesson magically appears in your "My Bookmarks" page linked from your right hand menu. Your bookmarks are stored there, safe and sound until you delete them, for you to run the lessons at a later time. For you Internet Explorer users experiencing bookmark problems and error messages, there are workarounds. Read the FAQ on bookmarks.
CALI lessons are easy to assign to students. Just copy the URL that leads directly to a lesson; paste it wherever you want, see: http://www.cali.org/lesson/815. This works for referring to CALI through email, a website, or any Course Management System. But there is a right and wrong way to post links to CALI in a CMS. Make sure you set all CALI links from within your CMS to open in a new window. Read more.
We have a bunch of FAQs to help you along at cali.org; they can help you do things like register, save your score, or track student lesson usage (only if you're a prof on that last one, of course). Now the FAQs are even easier to find and navigate. Just click the Help tab in the upper right, and choose the appropriate topic to see a list of FAQs in that topic.