Thursday, December 8, 2011

CALI Lessons and Reviewing for Final Exams

If, now, at the end of the semester, you are scrambling for some additional materials to review and you’re thinking about using CALI Lessons, realize that thousands of students around the country may be having the same idea.

Last weekend, CALI turned to Facebook to let people know that the rush of end-of-semester students using the lesson had temporarily crashed the CALI web site:
CALI site crashed by law students cramming for final exams
These lessons from CALI - the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction - are a good resource to help yourself learn the substance of typical law courses. There are over 850 CALI Lessons on over forty-five different legal subjects, from torts, property, and civil procedure to more advanced subjects such as constitutional law, professional responsibility, and tax. These detailed, interactive tutorials were written by law professors from around the country who are among the top experts in their fields. The lessons can be run at your own pace and they offer immediate feedback through multiple-choice, matching, short answer and other types of questions.

If you’re having trouble running the CALI lessons from the web site, take the advice that CALI gave the student on Facebook above: pick up a free CALI DVD-Rom from the circulation desk here in the law library and install all the lessons on your computer: they’re run faster, more reliably, and regardless of whether you have an active connection to the internet.

Good luck with exams!

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