US Law Schools: Why and How Should We Join CALI?

CALI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and nearly all of our financial support comes from law school membership dues. Most law schools are already CALI members. Take a look at this school contact list; find your school's contact, and ask how them how you can access lessons.

Don't see your school in that list? You're at one of the handful of schools that is not a member of CALI.

We'd be happy to meet with you, your faculty, or your adminstration about joining CALI - in person or online. And LaVonne, our Director of Membership, is here to answer all of your questions. Talk to your school's administration and tell them to contact us. Encourage them to join CALI for these reasons:

CALI Lessons:
Your students, staff, and faculty get unlimited access to 800+ CALI lessons at our website, cali.org. Lessons are interactive online tutorials written by law professors. Each year law students around the US use CALI lessons more than 1,000,000 times. Find out more about CALI Lessons

elangdell logo eLangdell:
We're working with law prof auhors to publish a dramatically new type of casebook. You and your students can adopt our eLangdell casebooks and use them in any format (print, electronic), on any gadget (Kindle, Ipad, laptop, etc.)...at no cost to them.

With support of our member law schools, our goal is to deliver five full eLangdell casebooks a year. Learn about eLangdell.

CALI Conference Discount:
The Conference for Law School Computing® (CALI Conference) is the one law school conference where IT staff, librarians, and professors meet to discuss innovation in legal education.Your staff will return from the confernce with more ideas to improve your school than you can imagine.

Non-member schools' attendees pay a higher registration fee than member schools' attendees. Click to see the CALI Conference website.

CALI AwardsCALI Excellence for the Future Awards:
As a member, your school has the option to give the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® to the highest scoring student in each law school class at your school.

  Classcaster:
Our blogging and podcasting network lets faculty and staff create free course blogs and even post class lectures. We run innovative new services like LibTour - a virtual, audio tour of the library using QR Codes - and Lawdibles - 10 minute explanations of a narrow area of law by a law professor - using Classcaster technology. It is completely free for member schools. More on ClassCaster®.

Webinar LogoCALI Webinars:
You can find video of past webinars at the CALI Webinar YouTube Playlist. We also help produce - and host at Classcaster - two great live shows and podcasts: Law Librarian Conversations and Law School Tech Talk. Your membership helps support these free services. 

Legal Education Commons Logo Legal Education Commons:
The Legal Education Commons is the place to find and share legal education materials. Faculty and librarians from CALI member schools can upload materials under a Creative Commons license that allows colleagues and students to find and use the materials.

CALI Lesson Authoring Opportunities:
CALI organizes and encourage CALI lesson authorship through occasional subject matter fellowships and ongoing projects like the Legal Research Community Authoring Project. Faculty and staff can use CALI Author, the powerful software we use to create CALI Lessons: CALI Author. You can author your own lessons and edit current ones with CALI Author. 

  Medianotes Logo MediaNotes:
A video-tagging software for skills evaluation that is free for member schools. Annotate video with comments. Tag sections with labels. Review work quickly and easily. More on MediaNotes.

Support for CALI:
As a nonprofit organization, almost all of our support comes from law school membership dues. CALI tools like eLangdell represent the type of projects we continue to undertake: forward-thinking endeavors designed to dramatically improve legal education. Sure, as a member of CALI, you get access these exciting projects. But more importantly, you also support their existence and continued growth. In fact, all of the benefits listed above couldn't exist without your support.

If you have questions, please contact LaVonne Molde, CALI Director of Membership Services: 612-246-0042, lvmolde@cali.org. To join, just fill out this form and mail or fax it to LaVonne.