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The H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library

CALI — Computer Assisted Legal Instruction

The CALI Library in a nutshell:

The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 600 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 32 legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. The descriptions contained in the catalog provide information about the specific legal issues presented in each exercise and offer suggestions for effective use.

The lessons are written by law faculty and librarians and are regularly reviewed and revised. The format of the individual lessons varies according to the educational objectives of the author. Some authors use the setting of a simulated trial to provide students with an opportunity to test their understanding of an area of law. Other lessons drill students through a series of questions requiring them to identify relevant issues and apply recently learned concepts.

Faculty members may review a listing of the questions and answers of the lessons or select lesson links to add to their own web pages from the faculty section.


To get started, you must first register with a membership authorization code. To access the authorization code for students enrolled at Penn State Law, click here.

list of the courses for which CALI provides instructional material is also available.