Over the past few days I have received several questions regarding CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). For those who have wondered, CALI is a resource that can be used to supplement your course study. The best way I have found to describe it is as an interactive, online hornbook or commercial outline. The law library purchased CALI last year and it was received with much enthusiasm by the students.
CALI contains over 600 tutorials/lessons covering 32 different legal subjects. Lessons are written by law and library faculty from all over the country. Besides providing helpful explanations of the law, my favorite part of CALI is that it contains questions throughout most lessons. These questions help keep your interest while also making sure you are understanding the concept being taught before moving on.
CALI passwords were handed out to 1Ls during their library orienation along with a CALI CD (in the packet that also contained your LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords). If you have misplaced the password you can email me, Shawn Nevers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in further information on CALI I will be holding a training on CALI on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at 11am in rooms 275/76 in the library.