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Archive for July 27th, 2018


Don’t Forget CALI

CALI (The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) is a non-profit consortium that focuses on computer legal instruction. CALI is best known for its lessons and tutorials, along with the CALI Awards (officially CALI Excellence for the Future Awards). Almost all U.S. law schools are members of the CALI consortium.

CALI has a lot to offer. Use the search box in the upper-right corner of the screen to explore a particular topic. For example, searching the word “offer” yields hits for not only lessons but also from CALI’s blog, podcast, and case correlations. Also, all 1L classes are covered via CALI lessons as are the vast majority of upper-level ones. You can also search for lessons based on a casebook; searching by casebook assures that the lesson is based on the same casebook used in your class.

The easiest way to access CALI is from the law library’s homepage. It is located under “Quicklinks” –> CALI. If you haven’t already done so, you must create your own login by clicking the link for “Authorization Code” under “Quicklinks” and following the steps.

CALI Time Trial is another feature you can access once signed into CALI. It is a fun, interactive online card game that will increase your U.S. Supreme Court knowledge.

As always, if you have questions regarding CALI, your friendly C|M|Law librarians are here to help.