Press Release: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Legal Research Revision Fellowship

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) announces the formation of the Legal Research Revision Fellowship.

(Chicago, IL) January 7, 2021 – Serving the need for law students to understand the law better, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction establishes the Legal Research Revision Fellowship initiative. The Fellowship is composed of seven notable professionals from the legal research community across several U.S. law schools. The Fellowship’s goal is to revise up to 70 CALI Legal Research lessons to reflect today’s teaching pedagogy and current circumstances. All revisions are peer-reviewed by the Fellowship Team. Everyone at the CALI member law schools will have access to these updated lessons in mid-2021.

“CALI offers Legal Research tutorials used tens of thousands of times each year by law students. Keeping these materials up to date is a major project and we are excited to be working with a seasoned and committed Fellowship Team. This is the essence of CALI – focused, collaborative effort to create quality learning materials that benefit everyone. ABA Standard 302 requires law schools to establish learning outcomes for legal research – among other things. These lessons address this need directly,” said John Mayer, Executive Director, CALI.

The last Fellowship group produced 35 law school success lessons representing 11% of all CALI Lesson runs since August 2020.

Introducing the Legal Research Revision Fellows:

Beth Adelman

Law Library Director and Vice Dean for Legal Information Services

Charles B. Sears Law Library, SUNY Buffalo Law School


Beth DiFelice

Assistant Dean, Director of the Library and Professor of Practice

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University


Kristina L. Niedringhaus

Associate Dean of Library and Information Services and Professor

Georgia State University College of Law


Mary Rumsey

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

Willamette University College of Law


Sally H. Wise

Professor of Law Emerita and Director, Law Library Emerita

University of Miami School of Law


Shaun Esposito

Head of Public Services and Professor of Practice

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


Tawnya K. Plumb

Head of Collections

George William Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law