What Is CALI?

The School of Law is a member of the The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), a non-profit consortium of law schools that supports the use of technology in legal education.  The most popular CALI feature is its library of interactive, on-line lessons created by law professors from around the country. These lessons – more than 950 lessons covering more than 40 legal subject areas – allow students to review and test their legal understanding and rule memorization.

How Do I Access CALI Lessons?

CALI lessons are listed on the CALI website where they can be searched by subject, author, casebook, etc.

To access lessons, you will need to create an individual CALI account. When creating your account, you will need the School of Law’s authorization code.  You can find the authorization code in your Law Library Orientation packet or you can request it from any of the School’s law librarians.

  1. To create an account, visit the CALI registration page, http://www.cali.org/user/register
  2. During initial registration, you will be asked to enter the School of Law’s authorization code, and to select your own username and password.
  3. On subsequent visits, you can go straight to CALI, http://www.cali.org, and enter the username and password you selected.

Note: The School of Law’s faculty and staff do not monitor students’ CALI activity or performance on CALI lessons, including CALI lessons linked to TWEN courses. If a professor wants to monitor performance on a particular CALI lesson for a particular course, students will receive special instructions for accessing and completing the lesson.


First, please note that the School of Law does not have access to the CALI username and password you selected during registration; if you forget it, you will need to go through CALI to retrieve it (see CALI’s ‘Request New Password’ link).

If your e-mail address changes, you are responsible for updating the address attached to your CALI account.

If you have questions, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk at lawlibraryhelp@udc.edu.