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Law Faculty Guide to the Law Library

Welcome to the Robert S. Marx Law Library! This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Library can assist you to succeed in your teaching and research!

About CALI

What is CALI?

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.

How to Access CALI

You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. Go to http://www.cali.org and look at the information box on the right side of the screen. Click on “Not a registered user yet?”  You will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian. Once you have entered the authorization code, you can set up your password. Here is a link to the CALI FAQs: http://www.cali.org/faq/15694.

First Year CALI Lessons

There are over 410 CALI lessons dealing with First Year topics.  You can browse descriptions of them at http://www.cali.org/category/1l-first-year-lesson-topics.

Second & Third Year CALI Lessons

There are over 600 CALI Lessons dealing with upper level topics.  You can browse descriptions of them at http://www.cali.org/category/2l-3l-upper-level-lesson-topics.

CALI E-Books

CALI publishes a selected number of free e-books. Of particular note are the casebooks and the Federal Rules. The e-books are available at http://www.cali.org/the-elangdell-bookstore. You can even create your own casebook. See http://www.cali.org/elangdell/about for more information on the e-book program.

Creating CALI Lesson Links

  • LessonLink is a CALI tool that allows faculty members to view student scores, completion rates and usage of CALI lessons.
  • Faculty members can share the LessonLink and Course URLs the same way any other URL is shared - via a post on a course website, by email, or any other method.
  • Additional information on CALI tools for faculty can be found at http://www.cali.org/content/cali-lesson-teaching-guides.

 

calilessonlinks

Creating CALI LessonLINKs Video Tutorial (2:59 min.)

 

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