CALI lessons?

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JDot
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CALI lessons?

Postby JDot » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:42 am

Has anyone found CALI lessons useful? And for which courses did you find them useful?

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby andythefir » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:50 am

I went from bottom 10% grades in the fall of my 1L year to top 10% grades in the spring, at least in part because of the CALI lessons. This is for 3 reasons primarily: (1) applying the law is completely different from knowing it, and the usual 1L curriculum does not involve any application at all. (2) There are only so many tension points in a given field, and many CALI lessons will point to them. (3) some things you can only really get by doing them over and over and over-Civ Pro and future interests are prime examples.

CALI lessons are amazing because they're free. If I could do 1L over again I would track down every last E&E, Q&A, CALI, whatever, and answer every last on-point question. That said, knowing and applying the law is not the end of the game. You have to have a well-developed exam-writing system in addition to being able to spot and apply the law.

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby ash0117 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:18 am

I found the CALI lessons in Civ Pro, Ks, and some of Property to be the most useful. They are definitely worth doing I think. They helped me a lot!!

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hellojd
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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby hellojd » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:09 pm

I was wondering about this too - but when I go on, it says you need to get a password from a password administrator at school. Do most law schools give out passwords for this?

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby ilove_toshop » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:05 pm

I believe most law schools have a subscription with CALI. My school just recently held a CALI information session for the 1Ls, where they showed them how to register.

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:42 pm

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby Br3v » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:13 pm

hellojd wrote:I was wondering about this too - but when I go on, it says you need to get a password from a password administrator at school. Do most law schools give out passwords for this?

Ask the librarian they can provide you with the student password and such.

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hellojd
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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby hellojd » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:14 pm

Br3v wrote:
hellojd wrote:I was wondering about this too - but when I go on, it says you need to get a password from a password administrator at school. Do most law schools give out passwords for this?

Ask the librarian they can provide you with the student password and such.

Got it , thanks

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby KD35 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:24 pm

Even if you don't have time (although most are relatively quick) to do every subject, it is a great way of checking your knowledge on a certain subject after completion or in the middle of learning about it in class.

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby Dogg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:24 pm

Cali is really good if you have 30-45 minutes to waste and want to review something in between classes or just during random free time
It's too early in the semester to really show much use yet though

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby sanjola » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:01 am

Dogg wrote:Cali is really good if you have 30-45 minutes to waste and want to review something in between classes or just during random free time
It's too early in the semester to really show much use yet though


When would you suggest is a good time to begin CALI lessons?

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby 941law » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:16 pm

I say do it before your prof gets to an issue. You'll be ahead of the class per se, but no biggie if you end up doing it to review.

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:I found CALI lessons helpful during my 1L year. I'm now in my 2L year and the CALI lessons for Evidence have been great. It seems that my professor wrote a number of them, too, so I'm going to be using them extensively.


Evidence was great.

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby Dogg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:57 pm

941law wrote:I say do it before your prof gets to an issue. You'll be ahead of the class per se, but no biggie if you end up doing it to review.


Either way you do it, they're extra help to understand something in class

The only problem I've had so far was if the professor goes about something differently then on CALI then I get a bad score :(
Always go with the prof though

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Re: CALI lessons?

Postby theInnerCircle » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:16 pm

Dogg wrote:
941law wrote:I say do it before your prof gets to an issue. You'll be ahead of the class per se, but no biggie if you end up doing it to review.


Either way you do it, they're extra help to understand something in class

The only problem I've had so far was if the professor goes about something differently then on CALI then I get a bad score :(
Always go with the prof though


yea i noticed that. just started tryin em too. but my civ pro prof. says to try em. plannin on askin him his personal opinion on em today.

i enjoy using em cuz its intuitive n simple to use when i have downtime on my laptop.




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