Saturday, August 23, 2008

CALI to the Rescue

Are you a IL feeling a little overwhelmed, or a returning law student finding a new class rather confusing? CALI, the Center for Computer Assisted Instruction, has a web site full of interactive computer-based lessons (over 700 of them, both IL and advanced) keyed to typical law school courses and texts. Prepared by law faculty, these online tutorials cover many topics and concepts of law school subjects such as torts, contracts, constitutional law, evidence and tax, as well as IL favorites such as "Legal Research 101" and "Anatomy of a Case." From the CALI welcome page, you can select "Lessons" and search by subject, casebook, or topical outline to find the best one for your needs. You'll have to register with a special password (law school authorization code) the first time you use CALI at the web site. For this password, refer to the recent e-mail that you received from Law School Information Systems, or ask at the Law Library Reference Desk. Law students can also pick up a CALI lesson DVD (Mac compatible this year!) from the Law School Information Systems Office (Room 223).

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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