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Berkman Center, CALI Announce New Partnership

In a statement this morning, the Berkman Center announced a new partnership with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).  For this endeavor, the Berkman Center has named Gene Koo the first Berkman-Cali Research Fellow as he spearheads the project to create a new Legal Education Commons.

CALI is a non-profit consortium of law schools founded 25 years ago by Harvard Law School and University of Minnesota School of Law that provides member law schools, law firms, paralegal programs, and more with computer-mediated legal instruction.

The new resource CALI plans to offer will be known as eLangdell, in honor of the first HLS Dean and HLS Library's namesake Dean Langdell.  eLangdell will serve as a growing collection of openly-licensed course materials, free to any of the 200+ participating schools to view, download, or use.

We are very excited for this project to begin and you can learn more about Gene's recently published study on legal education, by downloading the pdf, or visiting the study's wiki.  Gene presented this work last night at the annual CALI conference in Las Vegas.  For conference info, including presentation materials, visit their conference website.