The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction is awarded a grant from AccessLex Institute® to extend the CALI Law School Success Fellowship

(Chicago, IL) – October 27, 2021 – The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has received a grant from AccessLex Institute® to extend the CALI Law School Success Fellowship. The goal of the Fellowship is to further the reach of Academic Success Professionals and help law students become better learners in the unique law school environment. The grant will produce 12 CALI Lessons, 12 video walkthroughs of CALI Lessons that expand on the material, and 20 podcasts, in a collaborative process by the Fellows. These materials will be cross-reviewed by the Fellows, internally reviewed by experienced CALI staff, and anonymously reviewed by the CALI Editorial Board. When complete, these materials will be published on the CALI website and made available to over 100,000 law students to help them succeed in law school and to thousands of pre-law students contemplating a career in law.

“AccessLex is a real force of good change in legal education. We are delighted to be working with them again on these innovative learning materials that could help all law students in their studies,” says John Mayer, Executive Director, CALI.

The CALI Law School Success Fellowship produced 35 law school success lessons representing 5% of all CALI Lesson runs since August 2020.

Introducing the Law School Success Fellows:

Professor Steven Foster
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Instructor of Law and Director of Academic Achievement

Nicole Lefton
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Assistant Professor of Law

Laura Mott
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Director, Academic Skills Center for Evening 1L Program

Professor Melissa Hale
Loyola Chicago School of Law
Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs


Deb Quentel
Director of Curriculum Development and Associate Counsel
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

About CALI®:

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, also known as CALI, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of mostly US law schools that conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education. The organization is best known in law schools for CALI Lessons, online interactive tutorials in legal subjects, and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (CALI Awards), given to the highest scorer in a law school course at many CALI member law schools. Nearly every US law school is a member of CALI.

CALI was incorporated in 1982 in the state of Minnesota by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School.  Learn more.

About AccessLex Institute®:

Nonprofit AccessLex Institute® is committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional. In partnership with its nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated, ABA-approved member law schools, improving access and positively influencing legal education have been at the heart of the organization’s mission since 1983. Learn more.

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