Pimpin’ CALI Ain’t Easy!!

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

The best way to increase CALI usage in your law school is to roll out all those multi-disciplinary skills and start thinking outside of the box. In addition to Door-to-door vacuum cleaner sales, auto sales, shoe sales, and retail management experience Washburn University’s Andrew Evans also discusses how his skills and experiences of owning his own business, being a union organizer and a former law student helped him to increase usage of CALI.

Since Andrew has taken over as Washburn Law’s CALI representative, CALI usage has more than tripled. He knows exactly what to say to get a room full of 75 students to flip open notebooks and grab writing utensils in order to write down the CALI password. He also found creative ways for faculty to motivate students to do CALI lessons. Faculty members are so excited about CALI that they have even expressed interest in writing CALI lessons in their specialized fields. Andrew will show you how to get your people jonesing for CALI!

Did we also mention that Andrew will be discussing how his martial arts experience comes into the mix? That’s right! You can’t be a good pimp without a good pimp slap.

MP3: EvansLR1Sat1200.mp3

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Andrew Evans
Government Documents Librarian
Washburn University School 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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