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:
- Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School
- Where Does Law Come From
- How to Brief a Case
- Learning Legal Analysis Through Its Components: Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion—IRAC
Give them a try! If you’ve lost your registration code, please see a Reference Librarian.