Author of the Week: Rachel Purcell at University of Florida Levin College of Law

Rachel Purcell joined the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s Legal Information Center in 2016 as an Information Management Librarian & Professor of Legal Research. Her expertise includes education pedagogy, information management, cataloging services and legal research, where she teaches students to use both print and electronic and formats to locate case law and relevant statues at both the state and federal levels. She previously worked at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk where she specialized in mass tort litigation. Purcell earned her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Author of the Week: Sarah Ann Lewis at University of Florida Levin College of Law

Sarah A. Lewis is a Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Sarah teaches Legal Research, a course focusing on teaching students how to research statutory and case law on both a state and federal level.  Sarah received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee, and her Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Knowledge Management from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Prior to becoming a law librarian, Sarah practiced corporate and public finance law in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

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.