Collaborative Building Scheduling

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

Scheduling your Law School’s classes, events, exams, make-ups, meetings, etc. can be a daunting task. While there are many commercial solutions for handling room and building scheduling, they are expensive, and often times inflexible. Efficient building wide scheduling requires a multi-user, permissions based approach in which specific departments and users can be delegated the rights to schedule assigned rooms and calendar categories. It also requires a public web based interface where faculty, staff, and students can view the entire school schedule at a glance. An intuitive and responsive web based interface utilizing the latest web technologies, is just icing on the cake. The University of Pittsburgh School of Law has developed, in-house, a flexible scheduling solution which addresses these requirements. Come for a demonstration of the application and a discussion of the underlying implementation.

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Matthew Kurpiewski
Assistant Manager of IT
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( 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 ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years ( 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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