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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
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
Promoting Formative Assessment with Algorithmically-Assisted Pre-Grading David Colarusso

Traditional Law School instruction is notorious for its lack of formative assessment (Socratic method aside), relying almost exclusively on summative assessment.

Intermediate
Encouraging Student Agency through Polytechnic Legal Education Alexander Rabanal, Daniel Katz

Ever increasingly, law students need to bring to bear skills beyond substantive legal knowledge for both professional development and success in the legal job market.

Beginner
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
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
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
Network Optimization: Enhancing Your Social Skills for Success Carol Watson, Jason Tubinis

More than 40% of individuals identify as shy.

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
No Coding? No Problem! Application Development with Microsoft PowerApps Justin Rogowski

Libraries are no stranger to data collection. We track desk transactions, shelf-reading projects, loose leaf filing, and patron counts, to name a few.

Beginner
What's even real? Analyzing what we really know about learning Deborah Ginsberg

Speaker 2: Mandy Lee

There are fads, and then there’s what works.  Are “learning styles” real? Is spaced repetition helpful for adult learners?  Does “grit” lead to success?

Beginner
The Kids Are Alright - What Gen Z can tell us about tech and education Deborah Ginsberg

Gen Z may be the true digital natives.  Their schools give them tech to take home, they present using Google Slides, and make podcasts for their classes.  And that's just in school.  On their own...

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
20(ish) Tech Tips for 2020! Tobias Nteireho, Mike Mitchel

This session will be a quick overview of a few lesser known tools and lesser known features of well known tools that can be used to make work and life easier.

Beginner
Law of the Newly Possible: Engaging the Community in How Technology Affects the Law JeBria Wilson, Darrett Drayton, Brandon Adams

We are second-year law students at the University of South Carolina School of Law who took Professor Bryant Walker Smith’s “Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible course” in Spring 2020.  The...

Beginner
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
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
How Law Students, Legal Aid, and Legal Tech Can Help Close the Justice Gap Jessica Frank

Legal tech is a hot topic in legal education today.

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
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

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