Teaching Lessons from CALI Lesson Authors

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

Authoring a CALI lesson, whether as part of a CALI Fellowship or alone, requires faculty to approach, and to think about, the material that makes up their courses differently. The Family Law Fellowship started in January 2006, and the Fellows are still immersed in the lesson-writing process. To date, only four of each Fellow�s lessons have been written (and re-written). From this unique vantage point, four of the team’s Fellows will share their observations and insights about the impact of authoring on both their teaching and their writing.

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Len Biernat
Professor of Law
Hamline University School of Law

Andrea Charlow
Professor of Law
Drake University Law School

Deb Quentel
Director of Curriculum Development & Gen. Counsel
CALI

Janet Richards
Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Cynthia Starnes
Professor
Michigan State University College of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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