Spotlight Blog

Congratulations John Mayer – College of Law Practice Management Fellow!

Here at CALI we don’t do things for glory or fame and we certainly don’t do it for the money.  We do what we do because we want to make legal education and educators better and to increase access to justice.  Still, it’s nice when one of our own gets recognized for being kind of awesome.

Call for Nominations – CALI Board of Directors

Deadline Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is seeking nominations of qualified and enthusiastic individuals to fill vacant positions on its Board of Directors. If you know of someone who would like to contribute to the research and development, strategic planning and governance of CALI, then consider nominating them for the CALI Board of Directors.

A2J Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

We’re very excited by the response we’ve gotten to the Request for Proposals for the new A2J Clinic Program.  Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we’ve received.  If you have any other questions, please don’t hestiate to contact CALI Excecutive Director John Mayer at jmayer @


Who owns the ‘Course Kits’?

Instruction Spotlight: The EdTech Primer

One of my goals with the Instruction Spotlight series of posts on CALI Spotlight was to create a list of basic explanations to some of the major educational theories and ideas out there, both to teach myself as well as provide a resource for the CALI user base.  Well, as with all of my good ideas, someone has already though

Hotmail Accounts Banned from

Due to a near-site killing influx of spammers and other internet ne’er-do-wells using Hotmail, we’ve had to ban all accounts that are affiliated with a Hotmail email address.  Unfortunately, this will cause a number of legitimate registered users to be banned from our system.  This is a small percentage of our total users, but still a decent amount of people.

If you use Hotmail…

There are two options available for banned hotmail users.  You can…

Instruction Spotlight: Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the classroom is a deceptively simple idea.  Instead of students learning via in-class lecture and then working on homework afterwards, the flipped classroom has students prepare for class ahead of time (the literature on the subject most often suggests by watching a lecture screencast or listening to a podcast) and then using class time to apply this new found knowledge.