Spotlight Blog

Start Law School Off Right!

Did you know CALI has resources that not only help you learn the law, but also ones that help you learn how to be a better student? It’s true!

Law School Materials for Success, written by Dean Barbara Glesner Fines,  is an book and podcast series filled with tips and tricks to make the law school experience as painless as possible.

What the Heck is CALI???

Greetings to new and returning law students and faculty!  I know this month is filled with new, exciting (and maybe even scary) changes.  It’s also filled with INFORMATION OVERLOAD.  In case you missed it, hopefully in your orientation materials there was either a cellophane pack of “Time Trial” cards with a code card facing out or just a single business card with CALI on it.

They will look like this:

CALI Website Launch Delayed – Now Scheduled for June 11- 12

As we work to put the final touches on the first redesign of the CALI website in over 5 years we want to make sure that everything works and that all of the features you count on are working properly. Over the course of this week it became apparent that everything wouldn’t be ready in time to launch the new website on June 2 & 3 as planned. Rather than going ahead with a site that we knew wasn’t quite ready we made the difficult decision to push back the launch of the redesigned website to June 11 & 12, 2014.

A New Look for CALI’s Website – Important Dates to Note!

The wait is almost over….CALI will be revealing a new design to our website on TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014.

It’s more than just a facelift, although we think the new design is rather pretty.  (Check out the screenshots below for a sneak peek.)  There are going to be some great new features with the website, including:

Teaching Law Students to Program?

One of the more controversial suggestions in legal education reform is the idea that law students should learn computer programming.  Critics wonder what possible use this could have.  Are future lawyers going to have to build their own tools?  Is it only useful for students preparing for a career with a legal product developer?