Accepted Sessions

Session Speaker(s) Experience levelsort descending Session Track
How Can I Help You? Sarah Mauldin

Law firm librarians are here to help and many of us want to talk with students about the real world before they knock on our office door as summer or new associates.

Formative Assessment in Law Schools - Discussion and Evaluation of Available Tools Sally Wise, John Mayer, Will Monroe, Allen Moye

Formative Assessment is a red hot topic in law schools right now.  Recent changes in the ABA Accreditation Standards are intended to guide and focus law school efforts to incorporate more...

Beginner Course Management
Updates Available: Patching Traditional Legal Research and Writing Instruction with New Tools and Platforms Jesse Bowman

In recent years, we have seen the emergence and growth of several new legal research platforms, including Ravel, Casetext, Lex Machina, PacerPro, Google Scholar, Fastcase, and Casemaker.

Beginner Case Studies
Planting the Seed: Using Apple TV's in the Classroom Kim Edwards

The University of Richmond School of Law has installed Apple TV’s in the classrooms.  The initiative is a spin-off from our iPad program, where iPads are issued to all students who are enrolled in...

Beginner
12 Years of Student Technology Ownership Surveys: Trends & Today’s Opportunities for Richer Learning Experiences Rich McCue, Will Monroe

For the past 12 years the University of Victoria Law Faculty & Louisiana State Law Center have surveyed incoming students on their personal technology ownership and usage in order to better...

Beginner Experiential Learning
Ch-ch-ch-changes: The Evolving Role of the Law School IT Department Cyndi Johnson, Ben Chapman, Doug Edmunds, Phillip Bohl, Tom Ryan

Does your IT department include hammers and saws as tools of the trade?

Beginner
Combining Legal Research Pedagogy, Pro Bono and Experiential Learning in the First Year Curriculum at the University of Tennessee Kris Tobin, Brad Morgan

Over the past five years at The University of Tennessee College of Law in our 1L two-semester legal research course we’ve incorporated an experiential learning component for first year students...

Beginner Case Studies
Law Firm Tech - What They Know, What They Want to Know, and What They Need to Know in Practice Sarah Mauldin, Maureen Cahill

Law firms are jam packed with technology.  Some, like conflicts software, document review systems, and time entry interfaces, are made for the legal marketplace.

Beginner Case Studies
If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them. Charlie Perkins, Kathleen McLeod, Jeff Chilcott, Lisa Watson

Most instructors are familiar with presenting a lecture to row upon row of students utterly absorbed in whatever is currently on their computer or handheld device.  Rather than using class time to...

Beginner
Infographics on the Brain: Using Visuals to Enhance the Classroom Experience Rachel Evans

Law School's are known for a certain type of learning experience in the classroom. Students expect thick books and the Socratic method, but generally little in the way of visual aids.

Beginner
A Really Scary Idea: A MOOC based on student discussion ?! Lisa Brem

Last spring, Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson launched a mini-MOOC on EdX called "JuryX".  But this was no basic lecture-and-quiz MOOC.

Beginner Case Studies
Adventures with Articulate Storyline: Are recordings more effective than live lectures when it comes to student retention? Jane Bahnson

Are recorded lecture modules, which students can replay and watch at their own pace, superior to live lectures when it comes to teaching lower level, memorized material?

Beginner
Let's talk technology ... Everything technology Chris Bombardo

Servers, Macs, Windows 10, my favorite DIY electronics, and anything else you want to bring up.  I'll start out with what my school is currently doing and the current 'fun' projects.

Beginner Technology
A2J Author: The Document Assembles Jessica Frank

CALI's own A2J Author has been used more than 3 million times in the past 10 years to help poor people create court documents and access the civil justice system.

Beginner Technology
Legal Project Management for the Modern Lawyer: equipping lawyers for the "New Normal" Chris Odionu

Legal project management (LPM) provides a structured approach to planning, pricing and managing legal work that will bring a law firm's service delivery model in line with the changing...

Beginner Experiential Learning
Social Media: Ethical Considerations of Posting, Tweeting and Blogging in Law Practice Nicole Iannarone

Competence is one of the key ethical duties lawyers owe to their clients.  While we often think of this duty as requiring only that we keep up to date on substantive law, competence includes...

Beginner Case Studies
Brave New World: Forging Alphas from Formative Assessment (Sponsored by ExamSoft)

ABA standard 314 ushers in a hefty change to legal pedagogy.

Beginner Course Management
Busting the Myths about Distance Learning (Sponsored by iLaw Ventures)

Join Ken Randall, iLaw Founder and Dean Emeritus, Alabama School of Law, in this engaging session to discuss the growth of distance learning in the law school classroom, as well as to discover...

Beginner Technology
Ready, Set, Freakout! Two years in the life of a Canvas migration Daniel Breidenbach

It's late 2013. You are the manager of academic technology at your law school.

Beginner
Microlearning Legal Research Eliza Fink, Ann Walsh Long

Microlearning is a concept that addresses the short attention-span of many of today’s students by teaching one concept (or skill) in short, specific bursts.

Beginner Course Management
Mindfulness Is Not Dangerous Kate Hanley

This presentation will introduce the mindful lawyering concept and discuss ways to assist faculty and students who are interested in mindfulness.

Beginner
OER in Legal Education Brian Huffman

What is OER, how have law schools made use of open education resources, and what are some best practices and starting places for faculty and librarians who wish to support this open educational...

Beginner Course Management
Word Workshops & Beyond: Embedding Tech Modules in Required Courses Emily Barney, Deborah Ginsberg

Chicago-Kent is known for offering innovative tech training that exposes students to a wide range of practical skills and higher level concepts.

Beginner Experiential Learning
Let's Talk Hybrids: How Hybrid Programs are Opening Doors to Additional Revenue Streams for Law Schools Michael Vogt

As law schools face fiscal deficits due to declining enrollments, many are wondering how they can tap into new revenue streams by leveraging the resources they already have.

Beginner Case Studies
STOP! Collaborate and Listen: Back with Tools for Fraternization Avery Le, Patrick Parsons

Collaboration in the workplace is inevitable. Many of us have had to collaborate with others on articles, books, and other various projects, whether it is within our own office or with a colleague...

Beginner Technology
Two-Birds, One Stone: Repurposing Office Technologies to Meet Knowledge Management Needs Margaret Ambrose, Dan Blackaby, Nina Scholtz

Office technologies are powerful tools that can be used in a variety of ways that extend beyond that of their intended purposes.  Explore how to create a dark site for staff eyes only to organize...

Beginner Technology
What to Make In My Makerspace: Putting the Laboratory Back in the Library Sharon Bradley, Allan Celik

Laboratories are not defined by the equipment they contain but by the guiding purpose. Our libraries could become the place to experiment, create, and learn, not just find and consume. Makerspaces...

Beginner Experiential Learning
From Knowing That to Knowing How: Rubrics for Foundational Legal Reasoning Skills Jane Winn

First year law students struggle to make the transition from knowing what they read for class to knowing how to use it to solve legal problems.  For most students, this is due to continued...

Beginner Case Studies
Technology in the Legal Research & Writing Classroom: How to Organize, Teach, and Grade using Online Teaching Platforms in the Classroom. Shahabudeen Khan

Teaching Legal Research and Writing (LRW) is a very demanding course by its nature. It requires immense organization and preparation to function effectively during the semester.

Beginner
The Future of CALI: Dancing Faster and Faster John Mayer

CALI has its fingers in a lot of pies these days - Lessons, Casebooks, Access to Justice, Games, Incubators.  Is this all scatter-shot or is there a method to our madness?

Beginner Experiential Learning
Digital Immigrants teaching Digital Natives Deb Cohen
If you look at the demographics of law faculty and law students, there's a divide.
Beginner Course Management
LII, Justia & Oyez: A Supreme (Court) Combination Craig Newton, Tim Stanley

LII Associate Director Craig Newton was SUPPOSED to talk about how the LII uses web analytics.

Beginner Case Studies
Going Hi-Tech in 1L Criminal Law Cynthia Ward

Adventures of a technophobe (me) experimenting with hi-tech methods of addressing four longstanding problems in doctrinal 1L classes: (1) How to give students more frequent and accurate feedback...

Beginner
Advanced Legal Research Instruction: New Opportunities in Blended Learning Shannon Roddy, Khelani Clay

Overview of an advanced legal research course using blended learning techniques.

Beginner Experiential Learning
SharePoint Workflows - The Ties and Conditional Actions that Bind Chad Covey

UNM had faced ongoing notification issues with employee hires and separations that left its HR, IT, Communications, Administration units (and even new employees) out of the loop.

Beginner Technology
Topic Modelling: Taxonomic Panacea or Another Heartbreaking Detour on the Road to Free and Open Law? Sarah Glassmeyer

Why isn't there a free and open taxonomy for law like MeSH for medicine? Is it now possible to reverse engineer one using topic modelling software?

Intermediate
"Already know you that which you need" - Yoda, likely referring to CALI's resources Deb Quentel, Stephen Johnson, Elmer Masters

All right, it's possible Yoda was not referring to CALI in "...

Intermediate Course Management
Online and Social Media Tools for Law School Graduate Career Development Tim Stanley

This session will cover a number of free online tools and sources that law school graduates can use for career development - including reputation management, networking for new and future job...

Intermediate
Configuring WordPress for use as a teaching tool Ben Chapman

For the last two years, Professor Jennifer Romig and I have co-taught a course on blogging for law students based around the popular WordPress blogging tool.

Intermediate Case Studies
So you've digitized U.S. caselaw, now what? Adam Ziegler, Jack Cushman

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, in collaboration with Ravel Law, is...

Intermediate Technology
Ed Tech Innovations Update 2016 Alex Berrio Matamoros, Deborah Ginsberg

You've figured out how to "flip" classrooms and training sessions — but not many have added "makerspaces" or "wearable tech" to their instruction toolbox yet.

Intermediate Technology
Incubators, Legal Education, Technology and Access to Justice John Mayer, Fred Rooney

Incubators are HOT!  A growing number of law schools are partnering with bar associations and local legal aid groups to stand up solo law firms for law school graduates with...

Intermediate Experiential Learning
Sink or Swipe: Incorporating Managed Devices into Law Office Technology Instruction Jennifer Behrens, Jeff Saul

Duke Law School's seminar on Introduction to Technology in the Law Office tried a new approach in its tenth year.

Intermediate Case Studies
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Education, Research and Practice Lloyd Carew-Reid, Harold O'Grady

This session will explore the impact of artificial intelligence on the legal profession. Possible questions to discuss include:

Intermediate Technology
Bringing Access to Justice to the Classroom through the A2J Author Course Project Alexander Rabanal, Robert Blitt, Valorie Vojdik

The A2J Author Course Project (“Project”) supports law school courses teaching A2J Author, a program that creates user interfaces called Guided Interviews that help self-represented litigants...

Intermediate Case Studies
Legal education leads to successful learning which leads to success in practicing law, or does it? Rebecca Trammell

For 20 years, I have taught both in class and online law school courses, and have recently completed my Ph.D.

Intermediate Course Management
Got Research? There’s an app for that! Keri Stophel, Ann Walsh Long

Read it Later Apps and Visual Presentations

Intermediate Technology
Bepress repositories; maintaining and developing for the future Jonathan Germann

Overall goals of ‘repositories’ in general.

  • Domain overview of products and 'free' cloud alternatives

Current overview of Bepress repositories...

Intermediate Technology
Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine Colin Starger

This session will showcase the "Supreme Court Citation Networks" tool, the product of a collaboration between...

Intermediate Technology
Enhancing Students’ Practice Skills and Marketability with Legal Technology (Sponsored by Bloomberg Law) Dana Schuessler, Tara Jackson

Learn how Bloomberg Law is being used and adopted within law schools, including a discussion and demo of the technology and practice tools that have changed the way students learn, the way clients...

Intermediate Experiential Learning
Software management and large digital archives Wilhelmina Randtke, Jack Cushman, Wei Fang, Sylvia Kwakye

Panelists:  Wei Fang, Sylvia Kwakye, Jack Cushman

Moderator:  Wilhelmina Randtke

Intermediate Technology
The WeCite Project: How the Movement to Free the Law is Teaching Law Students to Understand Case Relationships Pablo Arredondo

Cite-checking a case before you rely on it is an essential part of legal research.

Intermediate Experiential Learning
Mood Indigo: Citations, Technology, & Law John Heywood, John Joergensen

An exploration of:

Intermediate Technology
Using Social Media for Teaching & Learning in an era of Digital Natives Errol Adams

Social media technology permeates our lives. Future lawyers must understand how they can effectively and ethically use social media tools both in law school and in law practice.

Intermediate Technology
Baselining Technology Competencies to Position Students, Faculty, and Staff for Success David McGeehan

Law students, faculty, and staff alike share a common characteristic, they typically look to technology to fulfill their daily duties.

Intermediate
Library Technologies – Choosing the Best of Breed Maureen Cahill, Carol Watson, Jason Tubinis

What is library technology doing for you? And your patrons?

Intermediate Technology
Libraries as Publishers of Affordable E-Books Matt Zimmerman, Jill Smith, Diana Donahoe

In 2015, Professor Diana Donahoe and librarians Jill Smith and Matt Zimmerman at the Georgetown University Law Center successfully published an affordable, interactive online textbook.

Intermediate Course Management
Rip, Mix, Learn with CALI Lawbooks Elmer Masters

Are you interested in breaking free of the traditional casebook and providing your students with a modern customized set of course materials in a variety of formats?

Intermediate Course Management
Behind the Screens: A look at both the CALI and JMLS clockwork that (almost) nobody ever gets to see Harold Bieber, Dan Nagy

A feel good romp through the the looking glass. OK, overstatement. A look at practical brick and mortar and cloud based technology and services being used by both John Marshall Law School in...

Intermediate Technology
Complex Business Regulation: Learning By Tinkering Andrew Chin

Even when problems in business regulation involve quantitative techniques beyond the scope of the law school curriculum, students can benefit from an intuitive understanding of the regulatory...

Intermediate Case Studies
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