Strengthen Your Legal Mind with CALI!

Welcome to law school.  This should be a proud moment in your life.  Your hard work and dedication has gotten you

here today, the first phase of becoming a lawyer.

 

As you embark upon this adventure, there will be times when it seems a bit overwhelming.  You will be faced with

the pressure to stay competitive, the burden of time management for studying, and the uncertainty of grasping

your courses' learning outcomes.

 

Don't worry, CALI is here!  We have a 30-year track record providing legal education resources to help law

students succeed.

 

Subject Area Offerings for 1Ls

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Concepts and Skills
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Property Law
  • Torts

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Good luck with the rest of the semester!

CALI Announces the Publication of Five (5) eLangdell Press Casebooks

The 5 latest Creative Commons licensed eLangdell® Press casebooks are:

CALI’s eLangdell® Press publishes free casebooks and book chapters authored by law faculty.  All are available under a Creative Commons license so that faculty and students can use and remix the materials to suit their educational needs.

Now Available! Basic Income Tax (7th Edition) by William P. Kratzke - Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law (University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law)

This book is the 7th edition of a basic income tax text. This edition incorporates the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It is intended to be a readable text, suitable for a three-hour course for a class comprised of law students with widely different backgrounds. The text integrates several of the CALI drills that Professor James Edward Maule (Villanova University) prepared.

Stop by Booth #328 at the AALL Annual Meeting 2019 in Washington, DC

Stop by the CALI booth (#328) in the AALL 2019 exhibit hall to check out the demos on:

  • QuizWright® - a web app that lets law faculty write individual MC, T/F, Y/N questions, save the questions in a personal question bank, bundle the questions into quizzes, and uses CALI AutoPublish to publish the quizzes to the CALI website where students take the quizzes as formative assessments either live in class or as homework.
  • A2J Author® - A software tool that delivers greater access to justice for self-represented litigants by enabling non-technical authors from the courts, clerk's offices, legal service programs, and law schools to rapidly build and implement customer-friendly web-based interfaces for document assembly.
  • CALI Lessons - are 1000+ interactive tutorials in 30+ areas of the law written (and peer-reviewed) by law faculty and constantly kept up to date.  Combined with CALI LessonLink and CALI LessonLive, professors will have the ability to track students' usage and scores in real-time.

CALI announces the formation of the Law School and Bar Exam Study Skills Fellowship

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) announces the formation of the Law School and Bar Exam Study Skills Fellowship. The Fellowship is comprised of members of the academic success community from U.S. law schools. The goal of the Fellowship is to author CALI lessons to develop students’ critical-thinking skills. The materials will be peer-reviewed by the fellowship team and the CALI Editorial Board. Everyone at CALI member law schools will have access to these materials when they are published in late 2019.

An Introduction to the Federal Crowdfunding Exemption: Part 2

This lesson is the second part of a two-part introduction to the federal crowdfunding exemption from the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933. You should not take this lesson until after you have completed Part 1.

Before taking this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the Securities Act of 1933 and its registration requirement.

The lesson provides links to the relevant regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of Regulation Crowdfund as you take the lesson. That regulation appears at 17 C.F.R. § 227.10 et seq. and is included in every statutory supplement published for securities regulation courses.

However, the crowdfunding exemption is long and complicated. This lesson does not attempt to cover every detail of the rules.

An Introduction to the Federal Crowdfunding Exemption: Part 1

This lesson is the first part of a two-part introduction to the federal crowdfunding exemption from the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933. Before taking this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the Securities Act of 1933 and its registration requirement.

The lesson provides links to the relevant regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of Regulation Crowdfund as you take the lesson. That regulation appears at 17 C.F.R. § 227.10 et seq. and is included in every statutory supplement published for securities regulation courses.

However, the crowdfunding exemption is long and complicated. This lesson does not attempt to cover every detail of the rules.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson (and the second related lesson), the student will be able to:
1. Apply the basic requirements of the exemption to determine if it is available to a particular offering.
2. Explain how crowdfunding offerings work.
3. Apply the offering amount limitation.
4. Explain which issuers are eligible to use the exemption.
5. Discuss and apply the restrictions applicable to crowdfunding investors.
6. Restate the limitations on crowdfunding intermediaries and how they must conduct offerings pursuant to the exemption.
7. Describe the disclosure requirements of the exemption.
8. Apply the resale restrictions applicable to crowdfunded securities.
9. Understand the protection available for insignificant deviations from the exemption's requirements.

Sara Smith Joins The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is pleased to announce the addition of Sara Smith as the new Assistant Director of Curriculum Development. In this newly created position, Sara will assist in the development of CALI’s e-learning materials for legal education, such as interactive lessons and free ebooks, and help facilitate CALI fellowships.

CALI will be exhibiting at AALL2019 Annual Meeting

The AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is the premier educational and networking event for almost 1,400 legal information professionals. In its 112th year, the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting offers three days of must-have educational programming featuring more than 70 sessions in six domains:

  • Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level
  • Research + Analysis
  • Information Management
  • Teaching + Training
  • Marketing + Outreach
  • Management + Business Acumen

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