News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for August 17th, 2020


Fall Law Library Hours

Fall Law Library Hours have been posted on the website.  You may want to bookmark the page to check for changes as well.  

The hours are:

Fall Semester (Starts August 24th)

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7:30pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

 

Exceptions

Monday, Sept. 7: Closed

Wednesday, Nov. 11: Closed

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Nov. 28: Closed

Use CALI to Get Ahead as a 1L

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

Where can you get access to CALI? The easiest way is from the law library’s homepage; under “Quicklinks,” click CALI. To create a CALI login, click 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 search for lessons based on a casebook or author (professor). Searching by casebook assures that the lesson will be based on the same casebook used in your class.

CALI also offers a large number of free ebooks, which are authored by law school professors, including C|M|Law professor Deborah Geier.

Finally, CALI has a great search feature. The search box is located in the upper-right corner of the screen and will yield lessons, ebooks, and blog posts on the searched topic.