LearnTheLaw :: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction / CALI

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries and related organizations. Almost every United States law school is a member of CALI and they make up the bulk of our membership.  In keeping with our Mission Statement, CALI conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education and creates tools that increase access to justice. 

Specfiically, CALI hosts and facilitates the creation of CALI Lessons, a library of over 950 interactive legal tutorials written by law professors and geared towards law students. In 2012, we began publishing open and free casebooks with our eLangdell® Press publishing wing.  Additionally, CALI has partnered with Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Access to Justice & Technology to create A2J Author®, a tool designed to create guided interviews that help Self-Represented Litigants to navigate the legal landscape.  CALI also provides a number of tools and services for its members such as InstaPoll, Classcaster® and the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® and hosts the annual Conference for Law School Computing®.

  • A2J Author for Beginners

    This Classroom is for new A2J Authors. After completing these lessons, you should be able to create a fairly sophisticated A2J Guided Interview. 

  • Sample Exercise for Learning A2J Author and HotDocs

    This sample exercise was created by Jessica Frank, Program Coordinator for A2J Author. It will teach you how to automate a HotDocs template, then create a matching A2J Guided Interview. It should sufficiently cover the basics of both A2J Author and HotDocs to allow you to automate your own document assembly project. If there are any issues, please feel free to reach out to Jessica at jbolack@kentlaw.iit.edu