CALI Resources for Incoming 1Ls

Your orientation packet included a CALI registration code. What is CALI?

CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most U.S. law schools and many other entities that are interested in legal education.

For law students, CALI is primarily a source for hundreds of concise lessons written by faculty and librarians. These online tutorials serve to introduce or review substantive legal topics, legal writing, legal research, and other useful subjects.

There are several introductory CALI Lessons created especially for 1Ls, listed here and including:

Give them a try! If you’ve lost your registration code, please see a Reference Librarian.

WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!

The library staff welcomes all new students to GMUSL!

Librarians are looking forward to meeting you during the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) Program and in the law library. During the first two weeks of classes, you will be stopping by the Reference Office (on the main floor of the library, past the Circulation Desk) to complete your self-guided library tour. When classes are in session, Reference Librarians are available to assist you in person or by phone:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Fridays 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays, 2:00pm – 9:00pm.

We may also be contacted by email. All the Reference Librarians are experienced legal researchers, and we look forward to assisting you as you develop your legal research skills. We are here to help, and we enjoy answering questions–so please don’t hesitate to come and see us!

For technology needs, please contact one of the members of the technology staff. Their office is located on the third floor of the library, Room 362.  More information about technology services is available here.

Contact information for the entire library staff is found in the Library Directory.