Spotlight Blog

Mark Your Calendar – September Mini Webinars

webinarimageWe’ll be doing a series of mini webinars – only about 15 minutes long – on a variety of CALI tools and topics.  They’ll be every Tuesday and Friday in September at 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain and Noon Pacific.   Here’s the schedule and registration links:

CALI Office Hours – Getting Started with CALI

Do you have questions about CALI?  I HAVE ANSWERS.

Call for Proposals – eLangdell Press


eLangdell® Press, an open publishing initiative of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is seeking proposals for full-length academic law casebooks or chapters.

CALI for 1Ls

BookCoverLawSchoolMaterialsFinesSIGILCALI and CALI lessons are not just for final exam preparation.  CALI is an all-year partner.  We even have materials useful for incoming 1Ls during their first few weeks of school!

eLangdell Press – Bookstore Updates

VerkerkeThere are many opportunities for change in legal education.  An area ripe for innovation is the law school casebook.  Technological advances have made epublishing feasible for just about anyone, the content is primarily public domain legal information and skyrocketing prices mean that students’ finances are impacted immediately

Time Trial – Introducing Students to CALI!

TTpostimageCALI is known for many things…innovation in legal education, a commitment to providing quality and value to our membership and creating tools that increase access to justice, to name a few.   Among certain segments of our membership, we are also known for something else:


DIY CALI Lessons

6152609569_ede61a0445_nAs you (hopefully) know, CALI lessons are written and peer reviewed by law professors.    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 th

Congratulations Deb Quentel – a 2013 Fastcase 50 winner!

DebCaricatureWe here at CALI are very excited and proud to announce that our Director of Curriculum Development, Deb Quentel, has been awarded a Fastcase 50 award for 2013.  The Fastcase 50 is given to the law’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.”

Deb’s entry reads:

Taking CALIcon13 Live to the Web Using YouTube Live Events, TeleStream Wirecast for YouTube, and Commodity Hardware

CALI_conferenceLogo_Gauge2013We were able to live stream the entire CALI conference on YouTube this year. A lot of folks have asked me about how we did this and that’s what this article is going to cover.

2013 CALI Conference – Prime in More Ways Than One

JohnStigThe 23rd Conference for Law School Computing just concluded and it was a barn-burner.  I am the Executive Director of CALI, so I might be expected to say that, but as I am the only person to have attended all 23 of these conferences, I am the most likely to be jaded by them as we

Law Schools as Knowledge Centers and Teaching A.I.

Our final CALI Spotlight preview highlights two articles. The first, written by Vern R. Walker et al explores what it would mean for law schools to be “knowledge centers.” In “Law Schools as Knowledge Centers in the Digital Age,” the authors propose that law schools take on the central goal of becoming knowledge centers, much like research laboratories in linguistics and information science. By doing so, the authors contend that law schools can accomplish many of their traditional educational goals through innovative legal means.

A2J Clinic Integration into Traditional Clinics

Yesterday, the CALI Spotlight Blog featured three participants from the Access to Justice Clinical Course Project that will be integrating A2J Author into their courses a part of a hybrid clinical experience. Three other participants in the A2J Clinic Project will integrate the use of this software into more traditional clinical courses.

Technology, Innovation and Law Practice at Georgetown

The Access to Justice Clinical Course Project launched in January at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. During that AALS event in New Orleans, CALI® officially unveiled a panel of six participating law school clinics whose faculty members would be developing a new clinical course or modifying an existing course to use A2J Author® to teach modern legal skills.

Access to Justice and Technology Clinics: A 4% solution

Ronald W. Staudt and Andrew P. Medeiros argue that law schools should add Access to Justice and Technology Clinics to their curricula. With “Access to Justice and Technology Clinics: A 4% solution,” Staudt and Medeiros detail Chicago-Kent’s Justice and Technology Practicum, and explain how such clinical courses teach students traditional legal competencies, emerging technical skills, as well as other essential lessons in 21st-century lawyering, while simultaneously building A2J Guided Interviews for use by self-represented litigants.

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