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What is CALI?

Posted by Library Blog on 01/22/2016 at 02:20 PM

The center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit law school consortium whose mission includes to assisting a diverse audience in the effective use of technology in legal education. It was incorporated in 1982 by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2015, nearly every US law school is a member, including RWU Law.

CALI Excellence for the Future AwardWhen someone talks about CALI he/she may be referring to:

• CALI Lessons (online interactive tutorials in legal subjects)

• CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the highest scorer in a law school course)

• The State of California (see #12)

During your 1L orientation you received a pack of Time Trial cards. The last card in that pack contains your login information for CALI. CALI has so many fantastic resources for research, for the study of substantive law, and for general legal fun.

CALI is also a source for free eBooks, including the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence, and for Lawdibles, 10 minute audio recordings by law professors answering specific law school questions.

If you have questions about the resources available on CALI or if you need CALI login information, stop by the reference desk or email us at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu