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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

Sessionsort descending Speaker(s) Experience level
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
Assessing the Assessment: Legal Tech Assessment in a Legal Research and Writing Course Brian Huffman, Deborah Ginsberg

Law schools have been teaching technology skills for some time. Law librarians have been instrumental is supporting this endeavor. Law students need more than just theory to learn the advantages...

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
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
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
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
Does Your Technology Spark Joy? Jason Tubinis, Geraldine Kalim

We think Marie Kondo would agree that the question, “does it spark joy?” doesn’t just apply to physical objects.

Beginner
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
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
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
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
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
Indigo Book + Jurism: an automated system of citation Frank Bennett

A union of the open-access Indigo Book and the open-source Jurism reference manager will extend the scope of the former, improve the quality of the latter, and save everyone a great deal of time...

Intermediate
Innovate Bigger: CALI as Agency of Change in Legal Ed, Access to Justice, Publishing and Beyond John Mayer

Law schools could be doing so much more.  CALI is a great example of the possibilities that can be grasped by the collective action of law schools to make meaningful changes in legal instruction,...

Intermediate
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
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
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
Law School Ghost Town: The Role of Library & IT in Disaster Planning and Support Benjamin Carlson

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has presented law schools with a special challenge: If students, faculty, and staff need to stay home to prevent further spread of the virus, how can we maintain...

Intermediate
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
LII Under the Hood: The Innovation Red Queen's Race Sara Frug

Technologists dream of bringing to bear the fruits of research in order to solve hard problems in the real world.

Intermediate

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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 May 15, 2020.

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