Something exciting is happening to the approximately 75 CALI Legal Research Lessons. In January, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction announced the formation of the Legal Research Revision Fellowship. This Fellowship is similar in format and purpose to recent CALI Fellowships focused on Law School Success and Civil Procedure. The legal research lessons cover the gambit from Introduction to State and Federal Statutes to United Nations Research and nearly everything in between. These lessons are often assigned to students by faculty members, In this program, we will discuss additional ways law schools can benefit from CALI lessons. We hope to provide inspiration for new ways you can use the legal research lessons in your law school. This program is for all levels of experience - from folks who have never used, assigned, or suggested CALI lessons to those who are heavy users of the legal research lessons.
Along with revising the lessons, the Fellows and CALI staff are also undertaking the challenge to make it easier for everyone to find the lessons by topic and by skill level such as introductory or advanced. The format for the program will examine the CALI lessons through the eyes of a student, faculty member, and librarian.
The Fellowship is composed of seven law librarians and, of course, the great CALI staff. The three presenters are members of the CALI Fellowship along with Beth Adelman, Beth DiFelice, Shaun Esposito, and Mary Rumsey. The Fellows are working closely with Deb, Sara, and Sam at CALI who are crucial to the success of the Fellowship.