Register for CALIcon24 before prices increase!

Join us at CALIcon24, the premier event where the frontiers of legal education and technology converge. This year, we’re bringing together an unparalleled lineup of thought leaders, innovators, and pioneers from across the legal landscape to explore the newest trends, tools, and techniques transforming how legal education is delivered. Whether you’re looking to network with peers, gain insights from cutting-edge workshops, or influence the future of legal tech, CALIcon24 is your gateway to advancement.

Excited to announce David Colarusso as this year’s CALIcon24 Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that David Colarusso, a Suffolk University Law School Clinical Fellow and Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, will be this year’s CALIcon24 Keynote Speaker. His presentation is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PT.


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Registration for the CALIcon24 Conference is open!

As a professional at the intersection of legal education and technology, attending the CALIcon24 Conference, scheduled for June 13-14, 2024, at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington, presents a unique opportunity to engage with the forefront of legal tech and education innovation. Here’s why this event should not be missed:

Networking and Community Engagement

CALIcon24 draws around 200 attendees annually, including law faculty, librarians, IT professionals, academic success professionals, and law school administrators. This diverse gathering offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with industry trailblazers, share experiences, and form lasting relationships with peers equally passionate about integrating technology into legal education​.

Cutting-Edge Sessions

The conference is renowned for its wide range of sessions that cater to various expertise levels, from beginner to advanced. Topics cover the spectrum of legal education technology, including artificial intelligence in the classroom, video technology, and much more. These sessions are led by subject matter experts from the legal education community, ensuring that the insights and discussions are grounded in real-world experience and challenges​.

Theme: Exploring The Unknown Unknowns of #LegalEd + #Tech

This year’s theme focuses on the “unknown unknowns” of legal education and technology, a timely subject given the rapid pace of change in both fields. The conference will explore this theme through sessions on AI and machine learning, ethics, access to justice, and preparation for the NextGen bar exam, among other topics.

Seattle: A Vibrant Host City

Hosting the event at the University of Washington School of Law provides a state-of-the-art venue and the chance to explore Seattle. Known for its dynamic blend of natural beauty, innovation, and cultural vibrancy, Seattle offers an enriching backdrop to the conference experience.

In summary, CALIcon24 represents an invaluable opportunity to deepen your knowledge, expand your professional network, and engage with the latest trends and challenges at the nexus of legal education and technology. Whether you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve in legal tech, share your innovations, or connect with like-minded professionals, CALIcon24 is the place to be.

CALIcon24 Conference Pricing options


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Happy OEWeek 2024!

Open Education Week (OE Week) is an annual celebration and opportunity for those working in Open Education to actively share their achievements and learn about what others are achieving worldwide.

Open Education Week was launched in 2012 by Open Education Global as a collaborative, community-built open forum. Every year OE Week raises awareness and highlights innovative open education successes worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators, and students with an opportunity to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.

Over 13 years the open education community in 79 countries has hosted 2,064 events and shared 843 Open Education assets in 38 languages. The activity has included 85,535 engaged participants from 192 countries.

CALI has tools and materials available for you to create and use Open Educational Resources. Our eLangdell® Press casebooks and casebook chapters are all licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA license, which means you can use and edit them however you wish, free of charge for both you and your students.  The only hitch is that you need to provide credit as to where you found the material and license your creations the same way.

  • Over 30 publications covering 17 New Tort law casebook edition by CALI eLangdell Pressdifferent legal subject areas
  • Compatible with all mobile devices and tablets. No-DRM PDF, MSWord, Kindle, and iPad versions of entire books are available.
  • Print version available with no mark up cost.
  • Over 250,000 downloads of eLangdell® Press materials since 2012
  • Saved law schools over $20M in student casebook purchases
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New “Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students” from eLangdell® Press

As law professors, you are entrusted with the task of not onlyLegal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students casebook cover imparting legal knowledge but also honing the practical skills of your students, particularly those in clinical settings where applying this knowledge is critical. The “Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students” emerges as an invaluable resource in this context, designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Its focus on individual writing skills per chapter provides a scaffolded approach that is both manageable for students and highly effective.

Moreover, the handbook’s versatility allows you to tailor your teaching to meet the varied needs of your students: You can use the handbook for assignments, focus on specific chapters to address weaknesses, or incorporate exercises into classroom discussions for a more interactive learning experience. The interactive questions and exercises within the ebook format further enhance student engagement and allow for self-assessment.

By integrating this handbook into your curriculum, you can offer your students a comprehensive tool that enhances their understanding of legal writing and empowers them to tackle complex writing assignments with greater independence. This handbook, therefore, represents not just a teaching aid but also a pivotal step toward cultivating proficient legal practitioners who are well-versed in the art of legal writing.

32,272 Words, 102 Pages in PDF

Published May 2023

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


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Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students by CALI 2023 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

About the Author

Nan L. Haynes
​​​​​​State University of New York – Buffalo School of Law

Nan Haynes is an emeritus State University at Buffalo Law School professor, who taught legal writing for 15 years. She is also a retired attorney who represented plaintiffs in civil rights and toxic torts claims.

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On-Demand Recording Available: CALI Author Training Series Webinar

CALI Author Training Series HeaderI’m pleased to announce that the recording of our recent CALI Author Training Series webinar on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, is now available on demand. In this session, we explored some lesser-known features of CALI Author, including an interactive map of the lesson and a tool for comparing versions. Whether you missed the live webinar or want to revisit the content, this recording offers valuable insights and tips to enhance your CALI Lesson development process. You can access the recording

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New CALI Lesson Available – Hybrid Transactions

This lesson reviews the 2022 Amendments to UCC Article 2 that explain what law to apply to a “hybrid transaction” — a transaction that involves both the sale of goods and something else. After completing the lesson, students will be able to determine whether a transaction is a hybrid transaction, which aspects predominate, and what law to apply to each aspect.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze relevant statutes and Comments.
  2. Determine whether a transaction is a hybrid transaction.
  3. Determine whether the sale of goods aspect or other aspect predominates.
  4. Choose the law to apply to each aspect of the transaction.

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Tips on passing the Bar Exam in February

The Bar Exams are approaching in February. Will you be ready? Passing the Bar: A Quick Reference Guide For Today’s Law Student, by Allie Robbins, is designed to provide guidance to law students as they prepare to embark upon bar study.

The 2nd Edition of the Guide is also available as an audiobook. Click here for the complete audiobook.



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CALI releases updated Corporate Tax 2023-2024 Edition casebook

New eLangdell Press casebook on Tax law

The 2023-2024 edition casebook is a basic corporate tax text. It is intended to be suitable for a three-hour law school course. The text is designed to be accessible to law students from widely different backgrounds. However, the material assumes that students already have taken a course in basic income tax. The casebook includes links to numerous CALI tutorials allowing students to assess their knowledge throughout the course.

201,512 Words, 654 Pages in PDF

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We are now accepting session proposals for CALIcon24

For over 34 years, CALIcon, The Conference for Law School Computing®, has organized its schedule at nearly the last minute in order to bring the most relevant and up-to-date presentations to attendees. This year is no different and we are looking for law school faculty, librarians, and technologists with strong opinions, great ideas, interesting projects, and useful advice. Come and share and be challenged.

For 2024 we are planning the conference as an in-person, live event. We will gather at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, WA  on Thursday and Friday, June 13 – 14, 2024, as well as providing a live stream of the full conference. We’re combining the formula that we’ve used the past couple of years with our tried and true structure that worked well for us prior to 2020. This means that we’re going to have 60-minute long sessions with thirty-minute breaks between sessions. Each session will consist of up to 3 15-minute talks with 15 minutes for discussion. We’re also accepting 30 and 45 minute long proposals to accommodate more in-depth talks and panels.

We are planning to run concurrent sessions at CALIcon this year but that depends on the number of proposals submitted. We’ll need 40+ sessions to successfully use our multi-room format so we need your session proposal.  If your session is accepted, you should be prepared to present live in Seattle.

The theme for CALIcon24 is Exploring The Unknown Unknowns of #LegalEd + #Tech. While we would like proposals to work with that theme we are, as always, flexible. The community has a voracious appetite for tech and the conference has always been the place to talk about it. Here are some topics that we think are particularly relevant today, but don’t be constrained by this list …

  • ChatGPT & other APIs: Changing legal education? Good, bad?
  • AI/ML, ethics, law, and legal education
  • Access to Justice / Teaching / Technology / Legal Education
  • Prepping law school tech for the NextGen bar exam
  • Navigating the relationship with IT – Local and University
  • Video Post Production – Tips & Tricks & Tools
  • I want to talk about Drupal or Regex or Python
  • Why isn’t there more formative assessment in law school courses?
  • What should we do to prepare for the NEXT pandemic?
  • Peer-grading software options – can students become the teacher?
  • Open casebooks, open teaching materials, open syllabi – what’s not to like?
  • LSSE says law students like/learn online just fine.
  • Online Legal Education that is not just JD – MLMs, LLMs, foreign and domestic, insourced and outsourced
  • Is 2024 the year of Tech Competency for Lawyers?
  • Can I ignore VR for a few more years?
  • What’s beyond Zoom?  (beyond polling, breakout rooms, and boring video)
  • Should all law students learn to program/blog/toot – at least a little?


To propose a session, click here and fill out the form.  You must submit your proposal by Friday, March 29, 2024. Presenters will be notified by Friday, April 12, 2024, if their presentation is accepted. All submissions will be archived on the conference website.

Accepted speakers will be able to register for $95 with a special code that will be sent when your session is accepted.

Questions, problems, ideas, suggestions, contact Elmer Masters –

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) was founded as a 501(c)(3) consortium of law schools in 1982.

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Save the Date for CALIcon24!

CALIcon24 Conference for the legal education and legal technology community.


For 34 years, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has hosted its legal education conference called “CALIcon.” The CALIcon conference is a two-day event at newly renovated or built law schools. It draws an estimated 300 attendees: law faculty, law librarians, IT professionals, distance learning staff, and law school administrators. The conference aims to provide a unique environment for everyone to share ideas, innovations, experiences, and best practices for application in law school classrooms to engage law students with tech. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Help get the word out about the conference.  Use #CALIcon24 in your social media post.


  • High visibility in front of the industry’s leading decision-makers
  • Opportunity to introduce new products and services to a targeted and receptive audience
  • Targeted networking opportunities using various social media channels
  • Establish your company’s reputation as an industry thought leader
  • Year-long logo placement on the conference website

Get involved directly with your market by sponsoring the premier conference in our industry. Bring focus to your brand and ensure your target audience becomes exposed to your products or services. Space is limited, so reserve your opportunity as soon as possible.

Sponsorships are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested in becoming a sponsor at the CALIcon Conference? Please get in touch with Scott Lee at or call 312-405-6316.

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