New CALI Podcast: Why Outlining Should Be Called Synthesizing

Academic Success Podcast from CALI

This podcast discusses why outlining in law school should really be called synthesizing, and gives tips to help you outline (or synthesize!) more effectively.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1.   Explain how outlining in law school is actually the process of synthesizing.
2.   Recognize the various ways one can build an outline in law school, taking into account personal learning style and class subject.
3.   Assess which types of outlines work best for your own personal organization and retrieval of information.

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File LSS53P-Outlining-Synthesizing.docx

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Podcast: Using Tech to Advance Legal Education and Access to Justice

CALI Podcast on Legal Education and Access to Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 28 years, John Mayer has been executive director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, or CALI, a non-profit consortium of some 200 law schools that describes itself as “the innovative force pushing legal education toward change for the better.” Along the way, CALI’s mission expanded to include addressing access to justice, primarily through its development, in partnership with Chicago-Kent College of Law, of A2J Author, an expert system designed to help self-represented litigants complete court forms and navigate legal processes.

In this episode of LawNext, Mayer joins host Bob Ambrogi to discuss the history and mission of CALI and to share his thoughts on the use of technology to enhance legal education. They also talk about how and why A2J Author was developed and how it is used by courts and legal services organizations to help those who are without legal representation. Mayer also shares his thoughts on the future of innovation in law and on the future of CALI.

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Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.

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New CALI Podcast – First-Generation Student Experiences: Discussions in Law School Success

Listen to First-Generation Law Students Discuss Their Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this podcast, Melissa Hale, academic support professional and fellow first-generation student, speaks with two of her students about what it’s like to be a first-generation student in law school.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recall advice about how to tackle law school as a first-generation student.
  2. Describe ways law school might be different from undergrad from the perspective of a first-generation student.
  3. Recognize ways in which being a first-generation student can shape the law school experience.
  4. Identify the unique qualities and skills of first-generation students attending law school.
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Dean Browne Lewis, CALI Board Member and Author

We are devastated by the news of Dean Browne Lewis’ passing.   Here is the announcement from NCCU:

https://www.nccu.edu/news/message-chancellor-fallen-eagle-atty-browne-c-lewis-dean-nccu-school-law

Browne pushed me and CALI to be better.

Dean Lewis authored three CALI books under our eLangdell Press…

Bioethics and the Law: Notes, Cases, and Problems

Law of Wills

The Law of Trusts

… and authored two CALI lessons and was a member of the CALI Board of Directors.

We will miss her counsel, authorship, and friendship.  We are diminished by this loss but determined to be better as Browne would have wished.

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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.

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/afua_bruce

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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.

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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.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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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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