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CALIcon16 Keynote Speakers are Announced!

Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbook, an online book publishing platform and Michael Feldstein, a Partner at MindWires Consulting, a consulting firm helping schools, educational companies, and policy-makers navigate the new world of digital education will be the keynote speakers at the 26th Annual CALIcon Conference. They will address this year’s theme “Year of Learning Dangerously” and share their eperience and expertise on a range of topics facing the publication industry.

About Hugh McGuire

37 Free Ways to Use Tech in Your Law School Course

I often run across interesting ways that faculty can and do use technology in their courses – law faculty and others – and I decided to collect them all in one place for the benefit of law faculty seeking interesting ideas.  Some ideas are more substantive than others, and they all require some small effort to implement, but I hope you find something useful in the list.  

CALI® Elects Board of Directors

During the CALI Annual Member Meeting, held June 9, in New York City, attendees unanimously elected one new member and re-elected four others to its Board of Directors. “We are very fortunate to have these outstanding individuals on our Board to contribute valuable insight to the research and development, strategic planning and governance of CALI”, John Mayer, Executive Director.

The new CALI’s board member:

Professor Debra R. Cohen

University of the District of Columbia School of Law

Current term: 2016-2019

CALI® Annual Breakfast and Membership Meeting 2016

Join us at the CALI® Annual Breakfast and Membership Meeting.  This is an invite-only membership meeting where John Mayer (Executive Director – CALI) will give a brief overview of the trends in legal education technology and CALI’s initiatives for 2016.  You’ll also have a great networking opportunity with fellow members.

Join us at the CALI® Annual Breakfast and Membership Meeting

Join us at the CALI® Annual Breakfast and Membership Meeting. This is an invite-only membership meeting where John Mayer (Executive Director – CALI) will give a brief overview of the trends in legal education technology and CALI’s initiatives for 2016. You’ll also have a great networking opportunity with fellow members.

Space is limited! Send your RSVP to LaVonne Molde (Membership Services Director – CALI) at lvmolde@cali.org. by Sunday, December 27, 2015.

 

CALI Has A New Marketing Dude

I want to welcome Scott Lee to the CALI Staff.  Scott started last week as our Community Marketing Specialist.  Scott has a ton of experience with various tech companies but is new to the legal education/legal tech space.  He will be CALI’s main contact to the CALI Representatives at each law school and will coordinate our activities at AALS, AALL and CALICon.   

Time to Archive AALL – It’s Time for a New Meme

The word or phrase “law library” used to mean “the place to get the law”. Before online databases, there wasn’t any other place to get the law – it was too big to put in your pocket or sit in your office. Even law firms with a few shelves of books called it their “law library”.

“Law librarians” were the people who knew where to find the law and how it interrelated. Law is certainly not self-organizing, nor is it immediately obvious what the best path is to finding the law and its meaning. You need help, guidance and tutoring, That was the law librarian.

CALI Fall 2015 – Getting Registered

Most of the good stuff on www.cali.org requires you to have a CALI account. Accounts are available for everyone at CALI member schools, all you need to do is register. Registration is very easy and should take about 2 minutes. Before you get started you need two things: (1) Your school’s authorization code and (2) a valid email address.  Yep, that’s it!

Build a personalized schedule for CALIcon15

The 25th annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing, June 18 – 20, 2015 at University of Denver Sturm College of Law is right around the corner. We’ve put together an interesting and diverse schedule that will show off some of the best work being done in the law school information and educational tech spaces. With over 70 presenters giving over 50 sessions and nearly 300 attendees  representing over 90 law schools CALIcon is the best place to learn what’s going on with technology in legal education today.

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