Author Archives: John Mayer

About John Mayer

Executive Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). Follow me on Twitter @johnpmayer. Contact me via email at jmayer@cali.org. Call me at 312-906-5307.

Time to Archive AALL – It’s Time for a New Meme

The word or phrase “law library” used to mean “the place to get the law”. Before online databases, there wasn’t any other place to get the law – it was too big to put in your pocket or sit in … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for the CALI Board of Directors

Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015 (6pm CST). Email John Mayer (jmayer@cali.org) to submit nominations. Click here for the current CALI Board of Directors. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is seeking nominations of qualified and enthusiastic individuals to fill … Continue reading

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Why Going to Law School is like a Health Club Subscription

I joined a new gym recently. They had a deal where if I go to the gym 36 times in the first 90 days, I get my initiation fee back as a gift certificate to their clothing store/snack shop (protein … Continue reading

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Get Aboard the Incubator Bandwagon

I attended the ALI Incubator Conference that had the full, cumbersome name of “Enhancing Social Justice Through The Development of Incubator Programs & Residency Programs”.  It was held February 27-28, 2015 at California Western School of Law and cosponsored by … Continue reading

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25, 250,000, 2,500,000 AND 10,000,000

We don’t talk enough about our accomplishments here at CALI. I believe it is because we are too busy working on the “next thing” and barely pause long enough to get the word out about how other things are going. … Continue reading

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE CALI BOARD OF DIRECTORS Deadline: 10/31/14

The current CALI Board of Directors: http://www.cali.org/content/cali-board-directors The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is seeking nominations of qualified and enthusiastic individuals to fill vacant positions on its Board of Directors. If you know of someone who would like to … Continue reading

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We’re Rolling out A2J Author Version 5.0!!!

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (CAJT) will be rolling out the new version of A2J Author® for the legal aid community this Friday, … Continue reading

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WORK FOR CALI – SEEKING SYSADMIN (Chicago)

WANT TO WORK FOR CALI? We’re looking for a System Administrator to keep our many and sundry servers and databases running all day and all night (especially when law students are studying).  Here’s the link to apply at the IIT … Continue reading

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Farewell to Austin Groothuis

First of all, it’s pronounced “GREAT-house”, not “grue-THEW-ee-us”. I learned that the first day I met Austin quite a few years ago when CALI hired him as a student intern. Later, we hired Austin into the newly created position of … Continue reading

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How Law Schools Could Save Students $150 Million (updated)

There are over 140,000* law students in the 201 ABA accredited law schools in the US. According to the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), higher education students spend an average of $1100 per year on books. Do the math and … Continue reading

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