This guide will point you to helpful resources on legal writing. It covers multiple types of legal writing from letters and memos to appellate briefs and scholarly articles.
CALI stands for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI.org is a non-profit consortium of law schools – of which UC Law is a member – that develops and distributes legal education lessons to the consortium members. CALI courses are available online at http://www.cali.org.
You will need to set up a username and password to use CALI online. Go to http://www.cali.org/user/register and click the Create an Account link. You will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian or at the Circulation Desk. Once you have entered the authorization code, you can set up your username and password. Read the CALI FAQs at http://www.cali.org/faq/15694.
There are over 410 CALI lessons dealing with First Year topics. You can browse descriptions of the lessons dealing with legal writing at https://www.cali.org/category/1l-first-year-lesson-topics/legal-writing.