Monday, February 17, 2014

24th Annual Conference for Law School Computing

CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, holds an annual Conference for Law School Computing that brings together law professors, law librarians, educational technologists, I.T. directors, and others interested in the application of technology in legal education and the law generally. Attendees range from hard-core techies to unsophisticated neophytes looking for new ideas. I have attended several of these conferences and have always found them informative and enjoyable. (Full disclosure: Until recently, I was a member of CALI’s Board of Directors.)

This year’s conference is June 19-21, at Harvard Law School. That’s in Cambridge, Mass., for those who haven’t heard of the school. (Harvard is my alma mater, but they have encouraged me not to tell anyone.) If you’re a lawyer or law professor interested in bringing legal education or the legal profession into the 21st century, or even if you would settle for bringing it into the late 20th century, this is a great conference.

In addition, if you have an idea for a presentation, I would encourage you to submit a proposal. Unlike many conferences, presentations are not limited to invited speakers. Anyone may submit a proposal. Just follow this link, create an account, and click on the “Propose a Session” link. The deadline is April 4, 2014. One benefit if your proposal is accepted: your conference registration fee is only $95.

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