Law students, have you ever been lost after having just read something in your casebook? Wish you had an easy way to find the CALI Lesson that covers what you just read? Well, stop wishing; that's actually a thing. For some casebooks, we can tell you which lessons match up with specific sections of the casebook.
Our free blog publishing platform for educators, Classcaster, has a handy - or handsfree, depending on how you roll with your phone - new feature. You can simply call a number and speak into your phone to create an audio file and post it directly your Classcaster blog.
With law school orientation just around the corner, the 2010-11 CALI Lesson DVDs and a new batch of updated authorization code cards should be arriving soon at all CALI member law schools, if they have not already. Member schools should hand DVDs out to all of their students, but especially 1Ls.
You can find CALI at AALL's conference next week. Booth 709 of the exhibit hall, to be exact. If you're a fan of Law Librarian Conversations podcasts hosted by University of Nebraska Law Library's Richard Leiter and Marcia Dority-Baker, you will be able to meet them and many of their regular panelists in person at CALI's booth.
The LawLibCon crew is scheduled to be in the CALI booth Sunday from 2 to 3 PM, for more of a meet and greet, then on Tuesday from around 12 noon to 3 PM. Though they may be a bit preoccupied recording a show on Tuesday, you're still welcome to stop by; and they may even pull you in for your take on the meeting for the podcast.
Connie Crosby, one of the regular LawLibCon panelists has a nice roundup on Slaw blog with a link to the most recent LawLibCon podcast previewing the AALL meeting.
We're happy to announce a new CALI member law school. We'd like to welcome University of California - Irvine School of Law, a new public law school that just opened its doors in Fall 2009.
They're joining a consortium of over 210 US law schools (here's a list of all CALI member schools). Students and staff at UCI Law, like those at all member schools, will now have unlimited access to CALI Lessons.
This is a busy time for us here at CALI. It's definitely the conference season for us.
- From June 17-18th Deb and John are at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's conference where John gives a talk on "Ebooks As Social Media, Courses As Communities Of Practice."
- June 23-June 26 you can find the whole CALI staff at our very own 20th annual Conference for Law School Computing (there's still time to register).
- And from July 10-13 look for LaVonne, Deb, and Austin in the CALI booth at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting in Denver.
So we hope to see you soon this summer.
We're making a big push to find law profs to write casebooks for eLangdell. eLangdell is our initiative to publish law school casebooks that are easy to share and can adapt to any format, including digital. After their proposal is accepted, we'll pay our casebook authors $500 for each chapter they write then publish their work; including make it available for any digital reading gadget you can think of.
And, as promised, here's video of John's talk about the future of legal casebook publishing and eLangdell.
Deb, our Director of Curriculum Development, is the contact for this project so please submit your questions and proposals to her.
A couple Chicago newspapers had good write ups about Carl Malamud and the recent Law.Gov workshop at Chicago-Kent.
And we couldn't find Allison Petty's of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin coverage on the CDLB website, but you can read her CDLB article that talks about the Chicago Law.Gov, eLangdell, and A2J Author (PDF) here.
And don't forget about the complete video Chicago Law.Gov video archive.
Thanks again to everyone who help make this workshop a success.