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Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Headlines for the Week of February 21, 2011

CALI is hiring student workers

CALI--maker of CALI Lessons and distributor of CALI Awards--needs a couple of part-time law student workers in the building.

When: Start immediately and work through at least the end of the summer semester, with the potential for further part-time employment through law school.

Where: In the building. Some work will need to be completed in CALI's student office (fifth floor), but you will be able to do much of the work from home or outside of the office.

Hours: 10 to 20 a week during the spring semester. Closer to 20 during the summer.

Pay: $10/hour

Legal-related job duties (approximately 60 percent):

  • Serve an editorial function in review of new and existing CALI Lessons--interactive tutorials for law students written by law professors in many different legal subjects.
  • Evaluate student comments, questions and feedback about existing CALI Lessons. Update and edit accordingly.
  • Help CALI create digital casebooks. This may include editing, formatting, cite-checking or other functions involved with publishing electronic legal casebooks.
  • Seek formal permissions from copyright owners for use of their materials.

Other duties and ongoing projects (approximately 40 percent):

  • Help with CALI Award creation and mailing.
  • Assist in an ongoing project to upload multiple videos to the Web.
  • Perform various other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a law student.
  • Must be available at least through the end of the summer semester.
  • Have a strong familiarity with technology.
  • Must be willing to do some redundant, typical office work (see other duties above).


  • Familiarity with CALI Lessons, having used them as a student.
  • Ability to learn new computer software quickly.

How to apply:

  • By e-mail only to Austin,
  • Include a résumé (with expected date of graduation).
  • In the body of your e-mail, in lieu of a cover letter, include a concise statement (three to five sentences) describing:
    • your familiarity with technology,
    • your availability through the rest of this semester and the summer,
    • and why you'd like to work for CALI.

Free CALI lessons available to law students

As you are starting your new classes, we'd like to remind you about CALI lessons.

If you are unfamiliar, CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials provided by the nonprofit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( There are over 700 lessons available to help you study 32 different legal subject areas at

Lessons are completely free for law students. They are great for mastering course material during the semester and for studying for exams.

When registering a new account at, you must use our school's authorization code to create the account. The authorization code can be found at:

You only need to use the school’s authorization code once. After that, you may use the e-mail/password you used to sign up in order to login at

Good luck with the rest of the semester!

Austin Groothuis
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)



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