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Archive for March 21st, 2017

CALI Has Lots to Offer

What is it?  CALI (The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) is a non-profit consortium.  Most members are law schools in the US.  CALI focuses on computer legal instruction.

Where can you get access to CALI?  The easiest way is from the law library’s homepage.  You can access under “Quicklinks” then click CALI.  You will need to create your own CALI login if you haven’t already.  To create a CALI login click on the link for “Authorization Code” under “Quicklinks” and follow the steps.

What can I use CALI for? All 1L classes are covered via CALI lessons as are the vast majority of upper level ones.  You can also look for lessons based on a casebook or author (professor).  By searching by casebook, you can be assured that the lesson will be based on the same casebook used in your class.

CALI also offers a large number of ebooks.  The ebooks are free and authored by many law school professors.  In fact you may see books from C|M|Law professors available (e.g. Deborah Geir and Browne Lewis).

Finally CALI also has a great search feature.  The search box is located in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  Your search will bring up lessons, ebooks, and blog posts on the appropriate topic.

As always, if you have any questions about CALI, ask your friendly librarians.