Sessions Accepted

  • Overview and strategies for participating on social media, with an emphasis on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This will include how to create accounts, how to socially participate, how to gain followers and social traction, as well as software and tools that can be used in social media.

    Timothy Stanley, Justia
  • Now that I have your attention, what types of technology do you use in the classroom? Have you tried Xtranormal or a You Tube video to introduce a topic? Why not use these tools to assist in conveying course content to students. Using examples from an advanced legal research class at the Moritz College of Law, this presentation will focus on easy-to-use and inexpensive technological resources, including instructor-created video hypotheticals and alternative presentation software. Come learn about ideas which work well, and sometimes don't turn out as planned, in the classroom environment.

    Thomas Sneed, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Deciding that you need a Mobile App for your law school or law library is the easy decision. Deciding whether you'll develop Native Apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, or focus on a Web App is the more difficult decision. In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of Native Mobile App development, as well as look at some of the limitations of HTML5 Mobile Web Apps.

    Rich McCue, University of Victoria Faculty of Law
  • Don’t hate me, it’s true. Monterey College of Law provided iPads for all students, faculty, and staff in an initiative that started in August 2010. This session will report on what happens when you let the inmates run the IT asylum. Technologists and administrators beware! Sometimes you just don’t need a documented pilot program to know that something is a good idea. Examples for discussion will include the iPad-BarBri connection, cloud study groups, apps that worked (and didn’t), iTunes U, and the law of unintended consequences.

    Mitchel Winick, Monterey College of Law
  • The legal profession is endangered. Law schools are in trouble. New lawyers are unprepared for economic and technological reality. There’s vast unmet need for legal services.

    Apps for Justice attacks these four related problems.

    The basic idea is to greatly expand programs in which students create software as part of their education. Courses that engage students in creating ‘apps for justice’ – software applications that do useful legal work – can take on many forms.

    Ron Staudt, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    John Mayer, CALI
  • Most beginner discussions of Drupal start with the premise that you're building a Drupal site from scratch. But what if you're not the one building it? What if you suddenly find yourself in an environment that already has a Drupal site, and now you're responsible for maintaining it? In 2009 the University of Georgia School of Law launched a new Drupal site designed by an outside vendor. In this session we will share tips and tricks for IT professionals who find themselves in any similar situations.

    Leslie Grove, University of Georgia Law School
    Jason Tubinis, University of Georgia Law School
  • What do you do when you have a new Dean coming? Brace for impact, put out your resume, or run and hide?

    Preparing for a new law school Dean can be a task ripe for angst, confusion and a whole lot of work. Should we barrage our new leader with our most pressing needs, should we work tirelessly to prove just how perfect our department is, or should we fly low under the radar?

    Carlton Oliver, Pepperdine University School of Law
    Phillip Bohl, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • We will look at several different ways to keep students engaged by using the technology they already bring to class everyday (and sometimes even their brains). Join us as we explore ways in which you can use traditional games or even cell phones to tempt those millennials into actively learning. These teaching methods are designed to get the information to the students as well as make learning fun again.

    Watch the webcast!

    Colleen Martinez Skinner, Florida Coastal School of Law
    Charles Pipins II, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • This March the OCU Law School shared the documentary A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession with its students, staff, and faculty. Following the airing of the documentary was a panel discussion on the topic of mental health in the legal profession. This event was sponsored by the Law School departments Professional and Career Development Center, Student Services, and Academic Achievement, the OCU Campus University Counseling Services, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the OCU Student Bar Association.

    Jennifer Prilliman, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is involved in many areas including...

    • electronic casebooks (eLangdell)
    • access to justice (A2J-Author)
    • open law (Free Law Reporter)
    • blogging and podcasting (Classcaster and Lawdibles)
    • video annotation in support of experiential learning (MediaNotes)
    • electronic tutorials and assessment (CALI lessons)
    • community building/social media (CALI Conference/Teknoids)
    • legal research education (Community Authoring Project)
    • ... and more!
    John Mayer, CALI
  • Update: Here are the links to my demo presentation website and other sites I showed in my presentation:

    - (also, now optimized for mobile!)
    - - sign up for your own Wordpress-based site with your CALI login
    - Energy Law Casebook (beta site)
    - Water Rights Management Casebook (test site)

    Emily Barney, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • It is the most stressful time of the semester for students and IT also feels the impact. Join us for an open discussion about the challenges of exam software and how to prepare for exam season in order to offer the best technical support possible. We will go over best practices, what works and what doesn’t, installation and configuration, issues and workarounds, in-class and take-home exams and communication with all the users involved.

    Ricardo Mardales, University of Connecticut Law School
  • In the digital age, lawyers need to learn to get beyond word processing and the internet in representing their clients. Clinical programs are using commercially available software to teach students a variety of lawyering skills. This session will demonstrate the use of spreadsheets in case evaluation and negotiation. It will show the use of timelines in client interviewing. Finally, it will provide an example of the use of mindmapping in client counseling.

    Marjorie McDiarmid, West Virginia University College of Law
  • This session will give you an outline to follow to create Kindle, iBooks, and PDF versions of your school's law reviews using freely available tools.

    Elmer Masters, CALI
  • Organization and communication are key when preparing faculty scholarship. This session will focus on streamlining communication between faculty members, librarians, and research assistants using collaborative web environments. Results shared during this session are from a pilot program conducted at The John Marshall Law School.

    By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
    1. Identify prospective faculty and engage faculty interest
    2. Apply best practices when moving from multiple venues of communication to a centralized node of communication

    Jessica de Perio Wittman, University of Connecticut Law School
    Raizel Liebler, John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • In 2011 CALI launched the eLangdell electronic casebook series. The first eLangdell e-books will be released at no cost to students or faculty for Fall 2011. Some individual chapters and supplements are already available. Come to this session and learn first-hand from the authors and CALI eLangdell Committee. Learn from author about how they wrote their books and how they use the materials in class. Learn how you can use their books (in whole or part) for free from CALI.

    John Mayer, CALI
    Deb Quentel, CALI
    Sally Wise, University of Miami School of Law
    Jennifer Martin, Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami
    Douglas McFarland, Hamline University School of Law
  • This session will (a) report on distance learning developments and experiments that highlight ways in which these methods might be used in the legal academy, (b) examine issues associated with the implementation of distance methods and technologies, and (c) consider “remedies” needed to facilitate an expanded future role for distance methods in legal education.

    Larry Farmer, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
    Matt Gardner, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
    Rebecca Purdom, Vermont Law School
  • Join ExamSoft, the leading provider of secure examination software for law schools and bar examiners in North America, for a preview of new software releases coming this fall. In addition, we will discuss best practices that have been shared with us by our customers.

    Jason Gad and Bryant Weaver

  • "From Classroom to Clinic: Unbound in Time and Space"

    Greg Clinton, North Carolina Central University School of Law
    James Beckwith, Jr., North Carolina Central University School of Law
    Pamela Glean, North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • After choosing Drupal 6 as the Web site CMS, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) started the process to overhaul their Web site. Eight months later TJSL launched a dynamic and easy-to-navigate site in addition to a simplified user interface for content maintainers. Using the CMS as single source of data, information is easily distributed to the Web site, student organization sites, digital signage, and student portal. Hear about the process of discovery, mock-ups, research, launch, maintenance, benefits, lessons learned, and the future.

    Patricia Ramert, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    James Cooper, Thomas Jefferson School of Law