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Agents of Innovation

Great ideas, new technology, and innovative teaching methods are all part and parcel of the 30th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing, but nothing is easy and making it work in our home institutions is up to us.  We must be our own Agents of Innovation.  “Agency” is a particularly appropriate word.  We must give agency to our students so that they can construct their own educational journeys, we must give agency to our faculty through tools, websites, content, and support so they can teach at the top of their talent and we must be agents of change in legal education to build a better justice system.  CALIcon is the community of legal education agents - staff, faculty and law librarians - sharing experiences, discussing projects, demoing tech.  Come join us.

The 30th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing returns to where it all began! Join us June 4th & 5th, 2020 at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago IL for this special 30th anniversary version of CALIcon!

 

 

Proposed Sessions

Session Speaker(s) Experience level
I Can’t Code: True Confessions of an Old-Fashioned Lawyer in a High-Tech World Craig Newton

The story of the Legal Information Institute, and of much of Free Law, is a tale of technical design and execution.  These days, a person can learn a whole lot about the law without visiting a...

Beginner
Closed Captioning: Additional Uses and Users Jill Smith, Will Monroe

Video has become the go-to tool to respond to a variety of different learning challenges. Absenteeism; instructional continuity; and needs of students to learn outside the campus, library, or...

Intermediate
This Lesson Would be Perfect if it was Blue Deb Quentel, Sally Wise

This is a hands-on session. You will learn how to modify a CALI lesson to match your law school's needs. 

Beginner
Does anybody really know what time it is? – A Time Keeping Exercise for Law Students using Excel Jennifer Dubetz

            John Lennon sang, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”. How do Law students plan and spend their time? The Time Keeping Exercise was created to help our...

Beginner
READ HIDDEN EMOTIONS - The Science Behind a New Skill Dan Seidman

READ HIDDEN EMOTIONS - The Science Behind a New Skill

Beginner
Presenting THE VIRTUAL JUSTICE PROJECT: An Innovation in Clinical Legal Education and Technology Greg Clinton

NCCU School of Law pioneered The Virtual Justice Project to address the lack of access to justice for low income and marginalized communities; and, strengthen the students academically for the...

Beginner
Innovating Like There's No Tomorrow Model Faculty

Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high level overviews. Iterative approaches to corporate strategy foster collaborative thinking to further the overall value proposition...

Intermediate
How to Teach Legal Research in the Age of Algorithms Aaron Kirschenfeld, Alexa Chew

In the past several years, a robust dialogue has opened up in law schools and law practice surrounding the influence of “black box” search algorithms on legal research.

Beginner
Library Support of Online Programs of Legal Education Susan Zago, Jan Fleckenstein, David Walker

This session will explore the ways in which three different academic law libraries have responded to the needs of the students and faculty involved in bringing legal education and the law school...

Beginner
Program Development for non-JD programs: Where to start? Jason Fiske

How should we think about program development?

This session covers the following topics:

1) What topic (s) should our school offer?

2) What format should the topics be...

Intermediate
When Bigger Isn't Better: Reducing Your Computing Budget with the Raspberry Pi Iain Barksdale

Many instituions are still using desktop computers to run OPACs, displays, kiosks, and run simple web apps. A Dell enterprise desktop averages $1200, a Raspberry Pi costs between $40 and $90...

Intermediate
Is the Teknoids mailing list still relevant? Elmer Masters

The teknoids mailing list is itself nearly 30 years old. While it still has over 700 subscribers from nearly 2/3 of American law schools, I do wonder if it has run its course. 

Beginner
Avoiding the patchwork of apps - Can an all-in-one portal work in a law college? Chris Bombardo, Jamie Wilson, Nicholas Romano

Imagine you could smash all the apps you use at a law college into a single portal.  What would it take to complete the project?  What would be included?

Beginner
Hunting and Gathering on the Legal Information Savannah: Real World Problem Solving in Constructed Search Environments Susan Nevelow Mart, Zachary Mullen

This session introduces a study of what happens when you ask a novice legal researcher to solve a real-world research problem in different, self-contained legal research systems.

Intermediate
Changing the Mindset-Build a Cybersecurity Culture at Your School Felix Hernandez

Engaging and thought-provoking presentation designed to spark discussions around the cyber threats facing information security assets in the educational workspace. Includes a step by step demo of...

Beginner
The Wizard of Oz of Credit Hours, Accreditation, Distance Education, Instructional Design... Oh My! Patricia Baia, John Mayer

The legal distance learning landscape ahead of us does not need to be the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain.

Beginner
You've Built It. But Will They Come? Sarah Glassmeyer

Teaching law students to code is sweeping the nation.  It's great! There's a lot to be gained by just the process of learing to "think like a coder" in addition to "thinking like a lawyer." 

Beginner
Treasures of the CALI Syllabi Commons and Course Development in a Constantly Changing Domain Brian Donnelly

Review of syllabi and course materials posted in the CALI Syllabi Commons.  Scholarly sources and topical materials used to teach technology and law practice are highligted. Approaches to...

Beginner
Small Team Task Management with Asana David Dickens

Times have changed, but using free tools to keep small teams functioning well delivering high quality service to their customers is timeless.

Beginner

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We welcome session proposals from our community. Please see the Call for Presenters for details. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday March 6, 2020.

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