CALI Conference for Law School Computing®




June 16-18
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA


About the Conference:

Declining applications and the legal marketplace recession creates a more complex and competitive market for legal education and lawyers.  Many of the fixes have a technology component like distance learning, formative assessment, virtual law practice, law practice tech, document and process automation to name a few.  Many technologies that have proven themselves in other places are finally being looked at for legal education and law practice – they are no longer dangerous. 

The 26th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and technology professionals to discuss the transformation of legal education through technology and innovation. Our theme for 2016 is “The Year of Learning Dangerously”, echoing the tough balancing act to meet the growing demands within the legal education industry.

Who Attends CALIcon?

Our attendees are a mixture of law professors, law librarians and library directors, law school IT staff and law clinic faculty. We are also beginning to see attendees from the legal technology world. They are early-adopters, socially connected and highly influential in technology purchasing decisions. We expect 250- 350 attendees this year.

Who Exhibits at CALIcon?

CALIcon exhibitors have traditionally been those in the education software and legal research industries. However, with the increasing emphasis on creating “practice ready law students," we are also beginning to see companies from the legal practice world use CALIcon as a way to introduce themselves to the new market.


This year's CALIcon16 accepted sessions have been announced. The sessions are all 1 hour long, with a half hour break in between each to allow for conversation, reflection and, of course, snacks!  The sessions range from beginner to advanced and cover a wide range of topics, from Assessment to Video Technology and several dozen topics in between. The sessions are conducted by real people sharing real experiences creating, using, designing and implementing technology in support and practice of legal education.  The latest topics and trends in legal education are grouped into 4 tracks:

  • Technology: Focus on industry innovations & future growth opportunities in the legal technology field.

  • Course Management: Focus on improving and building course strategies/tools needed by law faculty to manage and strengthen legal educational program(s) for maximum success.

  • Experiential Learning:  Focus on the convergence of online and face-to-face educational models to develop the right blended learning applications in a legal education setting.

  • Case Studies:  Focus on proven real-world legal education applications.​​


To register for the conference, you will need to create a new username/ password on the conference website even if you have an existing username. 

​Your CALIcon16 registration includes access to the educational sessions,  CALIcon16 has the training and networking you need. But you have to be there to take advantage of it.

To help get you to the conference, we've written a proposal letter you can customize to justify your trip.

Download this justification letter and worksheet.


As you register for CALIcon16, remember to reserve your hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.  The hotel is a three-minute walk to the Georgia State University College of Law.  We strongly recommend booking your hotel as soon as possible because the room block will sell out.

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

GROUP CODE:  CALCALA (single bed) / CALCALB (double bed)
GROUP RATE:  $149.00 p/n  (CUTOFF DATE:  Friday, June 3, 2016)
Group room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. (City: 4%, State: 4%, Occupancy: 8%) in effect at the time of check in.



2016 Conference hashtag is #CALIcon16


A special thank you to our sponsors for making this conference possible.

  • ExamSoft
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Wolters Kluwers
  • Wepa Inc.
  • Invoke Higher Education
  • Quimbee
  • Justia
  • Practising Law Institute
  • iLaw
  • Electronic Bluebook
  • Mediasite by sonicfoundry
  • LearnLeo
  • LexisNexis
  • Exam4
  • Free Law Coalition
  • William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
  • WordRake
  • CaseBriefs


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CALI Conference Video Archives on YouTube

Our conference video archives are now available on YouTube. We didn't edit or check for relevance. We simply posted everything we could find, so quality of video and content will vary greatly. Have fun!

CALI Conference video archives YouTube playlists, grouped by year.

CALI Conference Website and Agenda Archives

Many of these conference websites are very old (in internet years, at least) and have not been maintained in any way. Broken images and dead links ahead: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 (Blog), 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 (Agenda), 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995.  There isn't anything we could find from 1994, 1993, 1992 or 1991 except a few scattered brochures.  If you have documents from those conferences, please contact Scott Lee ( or just go ahead and scan them and send them along.