Proposed Sessions

Session Speaker(s) Experience level Session Track Session Votessort descending
UNT Dallas Law Review: Two Online Journals with very Different Missions Edward Hart

The UNT Dallas Law Review embraces two very different missions in the two online publications established by the new law schools' students.

Intermediate Technology 2
Revisiting the Rich Syllabus Patrick Wiseman

This session revisits a topic on which Prof. Wiseman presented many years ago. It should be of interest to any faculty member who wants to provide students with substantial online content.

Intermediate Course Management 3
Building CALI Dashboards: Leveraging custom Drupal Views to increase access to member data Elmer Masters

This session will take a look at the challenges and code behind bringing 11,000,000 rows of Lesson data into Drupal Views and then leveraging that access to create meaningful reports.

Intermediate Technology 3
Online Student Success is not just Faculty Responsibility Jacquie Carroll, Minara Mordecai

Recent ABA proposal to allow for more distance education in law school JD programing has opened the door to new opportunities and challenges as it relates to schools rethinking online education....

Beginner Course Management 5
Tips for Including CALI's Materials in Your Courses Deb Quentel

Assessment and more
Experiential learning
CALI helps students

An experiential session to get you thinking about when and how to use CALI materials. 

Intermediate Experiential Learning 5
LII: Under the Hood Sara Frug

LII publishes original content and enhanced primary legal materials for an ever-growing audience that ranges from lawyers to middle school students. With examples from recent projects, this...

Beginner Case Studies 5
The nuts and bolts of doing a citation and semantic network analysis of international criminal law decisions: More fun than it sounds John Heywood

This is a case study on an ongoing project to study a body of international criminal case judgments, constructing a semantic network analysis of their citations in order to show whether or not a "...

Intermediate Case Studies 5
Digital Badges in Legal Research Instruction Margaret Kiel-Morse

A digital badge is an online visual representation of an achievement or association that contains metadata that provides context or explains an activity completed by the badge-holder.

Beginner Course Management 6
Asymmetries in Information Literacy Between Law Students and Faculty: A Research Agenda Lora Johns

Anecdotally at least, law students and law faculty approach the interaction of law and technology in uniquely different ways. For example, law professors are more likely than students to think...

Beginner 6
Syncing CRM at Colorado Law Jonathan Sibray, Mike Burr

Like most Law Schools, Colorado Law has a number of systems in use to manage specific points in the student lifecycle.  These systems are disparate:  third-party, main campus, or Law School-...

Beginner Technology 7
Shaping a Social Media Policy for Student Groups Christine George, Christine Arlene Arrozal

With the onset of law students who are digital natives, it’s not surprising that student groups are taking to social media.

Intermediate Case Studies 7
The Redoing Project: How to use Assessment Results to Drive Change and Overcome Resistance Joshua Pluta, Gordon Russell

As new accreditation standards, both from the ABA and the regional accreditors, drive schools to conduct more and more assessment at all levels of the organization, we find ourselves bathed in...

Intermediate Technology 7
The Monster under the Bed – The data you didn’t know you had Chad Covey

In 2016, Health and Human Services begin to attach a cost to organizations not knowing what data they had, and while information technology is a large component of data security regulation, it is...

Beginner 8
The Future of Legal Technology Education Doug Lusk

Legal Technology is a hot topic that doesn't get enough coverage at conferences.

Beginner Technology 8
Real World Budgeting for Distance Learning Courses John Mayer

Distance learning was hyped to be a way to deliver quality education at a lower cost.  After all, you don't need classrooms and everyone can attend in their pajamas - even the instructor!  The...

Beginner Case Studies 8
All the Cool Things CALI is ... and Could Be Doing John Mayer

CALI has a LOT of projects.  I will talk about these cursorily, but the bulk of this session will be talking about CALI and the future of edlegaltech.  What *should* CALI be doing to deliver the...

Beginner Technology 8
Develop Yourself: Roll Your Own Software Solutions with LiveCode Andrew Bell

Modern students are digital natives who thrive on round the clock electronic information access.

Beginner Technology 9
Sources of American Law - An Introduction to Legal Research: Adopting a eLangdale Book as a Coursebook Edward Hart, Meg Butler

Law librarians from UNT Dallas College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law will discuss their experience developing the first-year research curriculum and a similar class for an LLM...

Beginner Case Studies 9
How to Convert a Website to a Web App Patrick Wiseman

At CALIcon12, Prof. Wiseman demonstrated how to convert a course website to a Chrome app. As of about the date of CALIcon18, Google is no longer supporting Chrome apps, having replaced them with...

Intermediate Technology 9
Death-proofing Web Citations with Brett Johnson

As the citation of web pages in journal articles, court briefs and decisions continues to grow, the permance of the cited item becomes increasingly important.

Beginner Technology 10
Using Guided Interviews to Serve Non-Profits Raymond Brescia

This session will describe a class project, incorporated in a course entitled "The Law of Social Entrepreneurship and Exempt Organizations," in which students utilized A2J Author to prepare two...

Beginner Case Studies 10
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bot Jesse Bowman

As a law librarian, I find emerging technologies to be a source of both inspiration and concern.

Beginner Technology 10
Visual communication is exploding but is anyone paying attention? Zanada Joyner

Visual communication rules our relationship to technology. As presenters, we know that we rely on images, animated GIFs, video content to express, demonstrate, or explain relevant concepts while...

Beginner Technology 10
Dealing with established systems, legacy systems, and technical debt in law school IT shops Elmer Masters, john Joergensen

This is an issue that I don't think has ever been fully discussed at CALIcon: how do small development operations like law schools deal with things like the endless upgrade cycle, technical debt,...

Intermediate Technology 11
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: From Slides to Instructional Videos Emily Barney

Converting slides to videos can save time when repurposing training workshops. Or it can make it easier to design videos from scratch. I'll cover software, visual resources /design tips, and some...

Beginner Technology 11
Teaching a Synchronous Online Class using WebEx. Charles Perkins, Kathleen McLeod, Abigail Deese

This program will discuss using WebEx to teach synchronous online courses.

This program will examine:

Beginner 11
The Problem of Engaging Students at a Distance John Mayer

Now that everyone is sitting at their computers in the wee hours, bathed in the warm glow of their screens, how do you get to really engage with the instructor, the material or other members of...

Beginner 11
Overabundance in Instructional Design and Educational Technology -- Assessing the Best Approaches to Lesson Construction in Order to Fully Engage Your Students Ashley Ahlbrand

When it comes to educational technology, we're living in an age of abundance. We have any number of competing slideware products, video creation and editing software, animation software, and more...

Beginner Case Studies 11
Digital Preservation: More than just backing stuff up Jason Eiseman

Digital preservation is an important topic for libraries, but many librarians and IT staff don't have a full view of what digital preservation looks like in practice.

Beginner Case Studies 12
Lessons in Engagement from Game Designers Joshua Pluta

A few years ago, “gamification” was the Next Big Thing in everything, borrowing the incentive systems from games – scores, achievements, and levels – to engage students, customers, and employees...

Beginner Course Management 12
Faculty Scholarship Collection and Reporting Improved Process David McGeehan

A team of deans, faculty, librarians, and staff collaborated to re-engineer a law school’s faculty scholarship collection and reporting process. The team assessed and documented the existing...

Intermediate Case Studies 12
H2O 2.0: A New Way to Create and Share Legal Ed Texts Brett Johnson

Casebooks are expensive, inflexible, proprietary and mostly unavailable in digital form. This is bad for law faculty and their students.

Beginner Technology 12
Deliver Results and Demonstrate Value with Agile Project Management Morgan Stoddard

Agile project management is a set of methods and methodologies that helps teams to think more effectively, work more efficiently, and make better decisions.

Beginner Case Studies 13
Can 10,000 Law Students Solve the Access to Justice Gap? John Mayer

The Access to Justice Gap is a thoroughly documented phenomenon.  So is the lack of experiential learning in legal education.  The theme of this conference is "Engaging Law Students With Tech". ...

Beginner Experiential Learning 13
IT Leadership 101 Tom Ryan

This session will offer an exciting dive into effective IT Leadership. Topics will include, but are not limited to;

"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do...

Beginner 14
Distance Learning in Non-Distance Learning Courses John Mayer

The ABA allows law schools to use distance learning in any course as long as it doesn't replace more than 1/3 of in-class time.  This should make it easy for faculty to explore the use of distance...

Beginner Case Studies 14
Real World Video Accessibility Bryan Rapp

Video accessibility is a hot topic in higher education these days with several universities facing lawsuits related to their practices in this area.  This session will discuss what's required...

Intermediate Technology 16
Online Learning: Synchronous or Asynchronous? Duane Strojny

Learn about sucesses and misses when it comes to online learning formats. Should class be live with actual interaction between the faculty and students or should class be canned so students can...

Beginner Technology 16
Scrape it off: Using or making web scraping tools to gather structured data from webpages Ben Carlson

Often, in the course of research, librarians and faculty need to gather data that is presented on websites in tables or lists.  Although copy and paste can do the trick when the amount of data is...

Beginner Technology 16

We heard a lot about blockchain in 2017, but that's just one of several cryptotechologies that will have a profound impact on the practice of law in the near future. In this session, we will...

Intermediate Technology 16
Sparking Innovation in the Classroom: How to Introduce Faculty to Instructional Technology Alyson Carrel, Clare Willis

Before the 2017-2018 school year, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law held TEaCH LAW, a day-long...

Beginner Case Studies 18
Battling Fake News and Developing Digital Literacy Skills within the Legal Profession Carol Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kris Niedringhaus

Alternative facts? Truthiness?  Post Truth?  Hardly a day passes without someone making a reference to fake news. But why should lawyers care and what can information technology professionals and...

Beginner Technology 19
The Malpractice of Hunches: Professional Responsibility, AI, and Data Analytics Ed Walters

Clients ask lawyers the most important questions facing their families and trust lawyers with bet-the-company questions. But lawyers answer these questions, for the most part, based on limited...

Intermediate Technology 19
Law Library Websites and Third Party Trackers: A Privacy Study Tom Boone

Librarians are known for protecting the privacy of their patrons, but with the shift to online resources, third parties regularly collect data on library patrons' use of library materials, using...

Beginner Technology 20
Developing Legal Tech Education within the Law School Jackson Snellings, Shazam Mohammed
  • This session will be offered as a panel, followed by interactive small-group work.
Beginner Experiential Learning 20
Wikipedia in the Legal Research Classroom Nicole Downing

No matter how many reliable research strategies they are taught, the new generation of law students (and attorneys) often use Wikipedia as a starting point for their legal research.

Beginner Course Management 20
25 Free Technologies for Law Libraries Eliza Fink

Presented by Eliza Fink and Avery Le, this program will introduce 25 free technologies for law libraries, highlighting new features of the most popular technologies such as Kahoot!

Beginner Technology 20
Using Excel for a simulation exercise in a law office technology course Wayne Miller

Simulations can run the gamut from paper based to full online environment. What if you want a “what-if” scenario, but don’t see the need to invest in an interactive environment? Excel can serve as...

Beginner Case Studies 21
Law student technology competency - how do we pay for it? Kris Niedringhaus

Most of us agree that the majority of law students need some level of technology education in order to in order to be competent to practice law under...

Intermediate Case Studies 22

Back by popular demand from the 2017 MAALL conference in Milwaukee.  We’ll showcase 60 of our favorite tech tools, tips, apps, websites, cheats, and more.  These tips will benefit anyone looking...

Beginner Technology 23
Notes & Comments: Unique Resources for the Law School Institutional Repository Aaron Kirschenfeld

Institutional repositories provide law schools the opportunity to make unique resources available to their patrons and to the public. The University of North Carolina School of Law's Kathrine R....

Beginner Case Studies 26
How Library Workshops Can Evolve to Prepare Students for 21st Century Practice Nicole Downing

Librarians have a wealth of knowledge that we attempt to impart on students during their three years in law school. However, we are constantly competing for their attention.

Beginner Case Studies 29
Word Styles and Document Automation: Making documents more efficient in the practice of law Stacey Rowland

Technology has changed the practice of law and, increasingly, is creating new job opportunities for enterprising lawyers. Many practitioners and law students, though, do not unlock the true power...

Beginner Experiential Learning 30
Teaching Tech to Law Students Grace Simms

For the last three years - I have taught a class called Technology and the Practice of Law.  My class includes hardware/software, security, social media/marketing, apps, and more.


Beginner Technology 37
Bridging the Gap on Legal Tech Proficiency at Law Schools Tobias Franklin

More and more law students are pursuing interests in legal technology, but many are witnessing a gap at their respective schools.

Beginner Technology 40
IT Operations: Lessons Learned from the Field Corinne St. Claire, Corey Meingarten, Jonathan Sibray, Tony Forsythe, Mark Beekhuizen

This panel will focus on the most recent challenges facing law school IT professionals.  Discussions will include lessons learned and support strategies in the following areas:

Intermediate Technology 45
Get Smart: Are Smartphones in the Law School Classroom a Recipe for KAOS? Shannon Roddy, Khelani Clay

Should laptops and smartphones be allowed in the law school classroom? This session will provide a brief overview of the research on laptops and smartphones in the classroom.

Beginner Technology 48
Using Drupal for a Better Orientation Experience Corinne St. Claire, Gabe Estrada

For several years, Loyola Law School Los Angeles utilized a home-grown “Orientation Task Scheduler” to help incoming students complete necessary tasks prior to arriving on campus for Orientation...

Beginner Technology 56
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