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With exams right around the corner this is a good time to brush up on your substantive law.  There are lots of ways to do that, the best, or course, is probably attending the review sessions for the classes and looking at your own notes.  There are other options, though.  You can also thumb through a hornbook or nutshell, for example.  You can also go take a look at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).  Some classes actively assign CALI lessons, but in general this is something that is optional for you.  CALI is a collection of lessons, written by a variety of people in the legal world-the Center tries to get people who are especially close to the subject matter to write lessons.  The lessons very greatly depending on who authored them, but in general you will be given lots of information about a particular area, and review questions that come up throughout the lesson.  There are CALI lessons on most areas of substantive law, and even lessons on legal research.  (There is no Indiana state legal research lesson yet-but a couple of the librarians here are in the process or writing it!) You can look for lessons by subject, by year you are in school, and even by casebook.  You might want to see if your particular course book had a lesson attached-that could be a wonderful way to study.  CALI is a service that we subscribe to, if you would like an account come by the library reference office and we can get you a password.


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