This site is a place for our CALI reps to gather the latest materials and how they can promote CALI to their students and faculty. It is kept up to date by Scott Lee, CALI’s Community Marketing Specialist.
Welcome to the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to transforming legal education and enhancing access to justice. We take pride in being a collective force comprised of esteemed law schools, law libraries, and affiliated organizations, with nearly every United States law school proudly counting itself among our valued members.
At CALI, our unwavering commitment lies in realizing our Mission Statement through applied research and pioneering developments in computer-mediated legal education. By harnessing the power of technology, we craft innovative tools that revolutionize the way legal knowledge is disseminated and empower individuals with enhanced access to justice.
One of our flagship achievements is the establishment of CALI Lessons—an extensive library comprising over 1,000 interactive legal tutorials meticulously curated by eminent law professors and thoughtfully tailored for law students. These interactive tutorials serve as an invaluable resource, propelling legal education to new heights and nurturing the brightest legal minds of tomorrow.
Our dedication to the advancement of legal education extends even further. In 2012, we proudly launched our publishing wing, eLangdell® Press, where we pioneered the concept of open and accessible casebooks. These groundbreaking publications continue to redefine legal academia, fostering an environment of collaboration and inclusivity.
CALI has joined forces with the esteemed Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice & Technology in our unyielding pursuit of promoting equal access to justice. Together, we have developed the revolutionary A2J Author®, an ingenious tool designed to create guided interviews, facilitating Self-Represented Litigants’ navigation through the complexities of the legal landscape.
At CALI, we also prioritize providing our esteemed members with a comprehensive array of tools and services. From InstaPoll to Classcaster®, we empower our members with cutting-edge utilities to enhance their teaching and research capabilities. Moreover, our prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® recognizes outstanding achievements among law students, fostering a spirit of excellence and scholarly distinction.
Year after year, the legal education community eagerly awaits our renowned Conference for Law School Computing®, where leading minds converge to explore emerging trends and innovations in legal technology.
In summary, CALI is not just an organization but a dynamic force driving transformative change in legal education and access to justice. Our rich tapestry of initiatives and collaborations has reshaped legal academia and empowered countless individuals to navigate the legal landscape with confidence and competence. As we continue to evolve and innovate, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey, profoundly impacting the future of legal education and the pursuit of justice for all.