Author of the Week: Professor Ira Steven Nathenson from Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami

Ira Steven Nathenson is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University, where he teaches courses in Civil Procedure, Cyberlaw, and Intellectual Property. He founded St. Thomas Law's innovative Intellectual Property Certificate program, which uses role-playing simulations and live websites to integrate the learning of IP law, lawyering skills, and professional ethics. Professor Nathenson also runs popular websites—his homepage and YouTube channel—that provide numerous learning resources on Civil Procedure and other topics.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor Nathenson served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced Intellectual Property law at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP).

Professor Nathenson's research and writing interests are diverse. He has published in numerous law reviews on topics such as copyright, trademark, technology and internet law, procedural justice, and legal education reform. He has twice won the prestigious BNEF Ladas Memorial Award for his writings on the internet and branding law.

CALIcon18 is in the books as one of our most successful conferences

On behalf of the CALI staff, we would like to thank those who attended CALIcon18 Conference, held at American University Washington College of Law, from June 7-8, 2018.  More than 275 law faculty, law librarians, IT professionals, and distance learning staff came together to share ideas, innovations, experiences and best practices that could be used in law school classrooms as a way to engage law students with tech.

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Rule 4(k)

This lesson explores the various ways that a federal court can acquire personal jurisdiction over defendants, both with and without the use of a state long-arm statute.

It is not too late to register for CALIcon18!

CALIcon18 is a two-day conference that focuses on the advancement of legal education technology.  With 250+ legal educators and technology professionals in attendance, you can build long-lasting connections with others who have similar challenges/experiences.  The education program will be a robust lineup of 30+ engaging sessions that go beyond the typical lecture-classroom style.  You will leave with an understanding of how forward-thinking professionals are implementing best practices to transform and improve the legal education community.   

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Resales of Securities Under Rule 144

This lesson is an introduction to the Rule 144 safe harbor exemption for resales of securities. It discusses the basic conditions under which both affiliates and non-affiliates may resell securities without Securities Act registration. Before working through this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933 and the restrictions in section 5 of that Act. The lesson provides links to the relevant regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of Rule 144.