New CALI Podcast Available – The Basics of Consideration and the Bargain Theory: Discussions in Contracts

This podcast by Professor Jennifer S. Martin examines when agreements are enforceable as contracts because they are supported by consideration. The podcast looks at common descriptions of consideration, including benefit-detriment and “bargained-for exchange.” It also considers traditional issues of consideration and common disputes involving unequal bargains, nominal or sham consideration, and past consideration. The podcast discusses several hypotheticals and also the following cases: Schnell v. Nell, 17 Ind. 29 (1861), Hamer v. Sidway, 124 N.Y. 538, 27 N.E. 256 (1891), and Basatkis v. Demotsis, 226 S.W.2d 673 (Tex. Civ. App. 1949).

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New CALI Lessons Available (Podcast) – Good Faith: Discussions in Contracts

The topic of this podcast is the basic concept of good faith, with a focus on both subjective and objective good faith in the performance of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Identify when good faith is applicable.
2. Distinguish between subjective and objective good faith.

 

 

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Webinar – Ask Us Anything

Ask the Experts

CALI works to use technology to improve legal education and access to justice

Whether or not you are a CALI user, here is an excellent opportunity to ask our experts all the burning questions you wanted to ask us.  Any and all questions about formative assessment, self-publishing, analytics, and etc. are on the table.

Stop by between 2 – 3 pm CDT (Chicago Time) and let’s see if we can help.

Friday, November 20

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Webinar – Adding QuizWright® to run formative assessment quizzes in your course

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar “Adding QuizWright® to run formative assessment quizzes in your course” on November 13 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on QuizWright and show you how you can create formative assessment quizzes in minutes for use in your course.

CALI QuizWright® is a web app that lets law faculty write individual Multiple Choice, True/False, and Yes/No questions, saves the questions in a personal question bank, allows law faculty to bundle the questions into quizzes, uses CALI Publisher to instantly and securely publish the quizzes to the CALI website and lets students take the quizzes as formative assessments, either live in class or as homework, right on the CALI website, where most students already have an account. Faculty can view the basic results or access advanced analytic reporting from an online dashboard. Download of results to Excel for further analysis is available.

Features and Benefits

  • Create a personal question bank faculty can use with their courses year after year
  • View student responses in real-time
  • No software to install
  • Free to use as part of your school’s CALI membership
  • Built on the robust and secure CALI tools and features like the CALI Lesson Viewer, AutoPublish, and LessonLink

 

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

 

 

Elmer Masters
Director of Technology
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

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Webinar – Using eLangdell® Press and eBooks in Legal Education

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar “Using eLangdell® Press and eBooks in Legal Education” on November 6 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on eLangdell Press and show you how you can use its OER materials in your course. CALI’s eLangdell Press are free casebooks and book chapters authored and peer reviewed by law faculty.  All are available under a Creative Commons license so that faculty and students can use and remix the materials to suit their educational needs.

The session will also delve into the cost savings for your students from assigning our casebooks.

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

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Webinar – Using CALI LessonLive to bring synchronous CALI Lessons to your course

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar ” Using CALI LessonLive to bring synchronous CALI Lessons to your course on October 30 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on CALI LessonLive and show you how you can use it in your course. LessonLive lets teachers work through CALI Lessons, QuizWright quizzes, and CALI Author self-published lessons in real-time with the students in their class. There will be a live demonstration of LessonLive that you can participate in.

The session will also examine the educational analytics available to teachers using LessonLive and LessonLink who want to take a detailed look at how their students are performing with CALI resources.

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

 

 

 

Elmer Masters
Director of Technology
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

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Visit the CALI virtual booth at the AAfPE 2020 Virtual Conference

Visit CALI’s Virtual Booth

Working to use technology to improve legal education & access to justice

We’re CALI – a non-profit consortium of US Law Schools that uses technology to improve legal education for paralegal, legal studies, and law students. Stop by our virtual booth to check out the free and unlimited resources offered to our members.

  • Over 1000 interactive tutorials in 40 different legal subject areas that are peer review by law faculty
  • Free casebooks and supplements authored and reviewed by law faculty and downloadable in PDF, eBook and MS Word formats with built-in permission to edit and redistribute to your students
  • A formative assessment platform for legal education that can be used inside the classroom, in a flipped classroom setting, distance-learning or as supplemental study – your choice

Session Title:
Your National Strategic Stockpile of Legal Education for Paralegal Programs

Thursday, November 5, 2020
10:30 am – 11:00 am EDT
Speaker:  John Mayer, Executive Director – CALI

In this presentation, you will learn how the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides educational resources that assist faculty in helping students succeed. We have always been at the forefront of distance learning, formative assessment, open education resources (OER), and much more.

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If you are an author of a law school casebook, with a non-traditional publisher, CALI would like to hear from you.

⁦The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is conducting a survey to help faculty and students identify teaching and learning resources that are available for free online or available at low cost from non-traditional publishers.

If you are the author of a teaching resource, please fill out the form below. The information will be collected and disseminated within the legal education community through the CALI website as a complement to its eLangdell® Press offerings.


With over 30 free, CC-licensed, peer-reviewed casebooks eLangdell Press is a leading publisher of OER materials in legal education. Visit the CALI bookstore at cali.org/eLangdell for details.

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CALI Mini-Course Session 1 “Creating a Successful Online Course” is available to view on-demand

In case you missed the first live session, “Creating a Successful Online Course“, of the CALI 7 session mini-course entitled Preparing for the Future of Legal Education – Online Teaching Tips & Techniques , it is now posted to view on-demand. We’re recording all of the sessions and will post them to course website the day after they happen.

Click here for access to the recording and presentation materials.

Session Description:

Welcome to the first session, “Creating a Successful Online Course.” We’re not covering everything you need to know to create an online course in 75 minutes. However, we hope to lay a foundation for future sessions and to inspire you to start thinking creatively about your courses.

We are pleased to welcome Tanya Joosten, Ph.D., Director, Digital Learning R&D, DETA Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, as our first speaker.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this session you should be able to:
1. Distinguish Emergency Remote Teaching from Online Teaching.
2. Describe a success from Emergency Remote Teaching.
3. Examine the pros and cons of teaching your course synchronously vs. asynchronously.
4. List two ways you want to change your course if it’s taught online in fall.

Click here for access to the recording and presentation materials.

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CALI EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING LAW FACULTY SURVEY

CALI EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING LAW FACULTY SURVEY

Add your voice to the conversation

We’re just finishing the largest distance learning experiment in legal education history.

However, what you accomplished was not true distance learning. It was Emergency Remote Teaching. You didn’t have time to plan, create new materials, train, or set up the infrastructure. Still, you learned a lot and have experiences that are worth reflecting on.

That is the goal of this survey.

We want to hear from US Law Faculty (there will be a separate law student survey) who moved from face-to-face to online teaching during Spring 2020 due to the pandemic. The survey is anonymous, but we want to know where you teach. If there are enough respondents, we will share law school-specific results with your school’s CALI contact. Aggregate results will be shared with everyone.

CALI is working on some projects to help the larger law school academy prepare for an entirely or partially online school year in Fall 2020 and the survey results will help guide our work.

If you would like to share your experiences for the benefit of other faculty, consider submitting a video for the CALI Conference.  See 2020.calicon.org for more details.

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