We are please to announce Afua Bruce as the CALIcon Conference Keynote Speaker

AFUA BRUCE

Author, The Tech That Comes Next | tech + strategy + government + NGOs | STEM education and inclusion | Keynote Speaker | AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

AFUA BRUCE is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her work has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, New America, the White House, the FBI, and IBM. Afua is currently a strategy consultant and advisor to organizations developing and expanding responsible innovation projects in the corporate, government, and nonprofit spaces. She is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a Technology and Public Purpose Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.  As an CALIcon22 Keynote SpeakerIf/Then Ambassador, Afua engages in efforts to excite girls to consider STEM careers; she has partnered with GoldieBlox, appeared on CBS’s Mission Unstoppable TV show, and is featured in a number of museums around the country. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Her newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Technologists, and Philanthropists can Build an Equitable World, describes how technology can advance equity.

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Podcast: The Night Before Your Exam… Discussions in Law School Success

This podcast includes tips students can use the night before their exam and the day of the exam to be better prepared.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:

1. List three tips to help prepare the day before for their final exam.
2. List two tips to use at the start of their final exam.
3. Create a mantra or find a song to use right before your exam.

Podcast Transcript Download

File LSS46P-NIghtBeforeExam.docx

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Join us at the CALIcon22 Conference!  This is one of the longest-running legal education | technology conferences.  

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We’re Back!

One of the longest-running legal education | technology conferences is back! That’s right, CALIcon22 is in person June 9-10 in Chicago. We cannot wait to see everyone again!

CALIcon is your opportunity to reconnect together after two longs years with your fellow colleagues and CALI users to learn what’s new for the industry and how to apply those best practices to your school.

Your health is our #1 priority. We will be following all the guidance, precautions, and measures recommended by authorities to help you return to in-person events safely and with confidence. However, we understand if you would like to attend the conference virtually.  Accommodations have been made for streaming each session online.

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Tips for Bar Exam Basics: Discussions in Law School Success

New CALI Podcast - Bar Exam Basics

This podcast provides critical information that you should consider before you begin to study for the bar exam. There is a lot to think about even before you start your bar review, whether that’s meeting deadlines or preparing for hurdles. This podcast offers tips and considerations to help you navigate the process more smoothly.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1.   Choose the best bar exam to take.
2.   Plan for the bar application process.
3.   Evaluate commercial bar prep providers.
4.   Schedule your bar prep time more efficiently.
5.   Manage the costs of taking the bar exam.

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New CALI Podcast – Managing Pandemic Stress in Law School: Discussions in Law School Success

New legal education podcast- Managing Pandemic Stress in Law School: Discussions in Law School SuccessIn this podcast, four Academic Support professionals provide strategies for dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while in law school. The pandemic introduced even greater uncertainty into an already stressful environment. This podcast provides tools to succeed at law school during these unprecedented times.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1.   Apply strategies to manage the feeling of increased isolation, stress, and exhaustion due to the pandemic.
2.   Employ techniques to stay focused on work, particularly during Zoom lectures.
3.   Practice drawing the line between work and home life.

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Tips on Passing the Bar Exam

Audiobook of Passing the Bar Exam.
Introducing an audiobook of the CALI eLangdell® book, Passing the Bar: A Quick Reference Guide For Today’s Law Student (1st Edition), by Allie Robbins, Former Director of Academic Skills, CUNY School of Law. The brand new resource is FREE to download.

The audiobook covers topics such as:

  • How to make a study plan
  • Strategies for successful bar study
  • Tips for attacking each portion of the exam
  • Taking care of your mental health

Below are links to each audiobook chapter.

The complete audiobook is also available.

Audiobook Chapters

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Four Steps to Help with Course Selection in Law School

CALI Lesson Four Steps to Help with Course Selection in Law Schools

Course selection plays a critical role in your success at law school. If you choose poorly, it can hurt your law school experience, your GPA, and your future career options. In this lesson, we provide you with a four-step process to help you make smart course selection choices each semester.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Calculate the remaining credits needed to graduate, and be able to disburse these credits over the remaining semesters.
2. Identify and plan for all the required classes you must complete before graduation.
3. List electives that will be advantageous for you as you navigate the remaining semesters.
4. Make a schedule for the upcoming semester that takes into account all the previous outcomes mentioned.

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New CALI Lesson Available – Advanced Exam Writing – Using Cases on Final Exams

This lesson helps students understand where cases fit in a final exam answer and develop arguments based on cases.Classroom discussion focuses heavily on cases. However, end of semester final exams don’t normally reference cases. Many students don’t know how cases operate on final exams. This lesson helps students understand where cases fit in a final exam answer and develop arguments based on cases. Students’ exam arguments should improve using this lesson’s techniques.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify where cases should be used in an exam answer.
  2. Insert cases into an exam answer.
  3. Create legal arguments using cases as precedent.

 

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Teaching US Federal Income Taxation Law? Check out this OER casebook

   Creative Commons licensed. Peer-reviewed. 100% Free.

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This is the ninth version of this textbook, updated through December 2021 for use beginning January 2022.

In addition to incorporating new law and all inflation adjustments, this edition incorporates new charts pertaining to economic and tax data, including December 2019 CBO charts showing that income inequality between 2015 and 2020 (with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in 2017) worsened after taxes and transfers than before taxes and transfers are taken into account.

This textbook is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise; rather, it is intended to be far more useful than that for beginning tax law students by equipping the novice not merely with unmoored detail but rather with a rich blueprint that illuminates the deeper structural framework on which that detail hangs (sometimes crookedly). Chapter 1 outlines the conceptual meaning of the term income for uniquely tax purposes and examines the Internal Revenue Code provisions that translate this construct into positive law. Chapter 2 explores various forms of consumption taxation because the modern Internal Revenue Code is best perceived as a hybrid income-consumption tax that also contains many provisions that are inconsistent with both forms of taxation. Chapter 3 then provides students with the story of how we got to where we are today, important context about the distribution of the tax burden, the budget, and economic trends, as well as material on ethical debates, economic theories, and politics as they affect taxation.

Armed with this larger blueprint, students are in a much better position to evaluate the myriad pieces that follow throughout the remaining 18 chapters. For example, they are in a better position to appreciate how applying the income tax rules for debt to a debt-financed investment afforded more favorable consumption tax treatment creates tax shelter problems. Stated another way, they can better appreciate how the tax system can sometimes be used to generate (or combat) unfair and economically inefficient rent-seeking behavior.
444,851 Words, 726 pages in PDF.  Published December 2021

A Teacher’s Manual is available for faculty; please use your CALI credentials to login for access.

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Law School Lingo: How to Navigate A Brand New Vocabulary

CALI Lesson Law School Vocabulary

If you are just starting law school, or thinking about doing so soon, it can often feel like you need to learn a foreign language. Not to mention all the abbreviations, odd acronyms, and more! This lesson is designed to help you get started on mastering the brand new language that is the field of law.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize common law school vocabulary and acronyms.
2. Define common law school vocabulary and acronyms.
3. Identify appropriate resources to use when they encounter new vocabulary.


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