CALI: Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Resources

CALI Lessons are interactive tutorials written by law faculty and constantly kept up to date.  The material is rigorous, but short, taking 20-40 minutes to complete each lesson.  There are over 1,000 CALI lessons available and coverage includes 40 different legal subject areas, such as:

1L – First Year Lesson Topics
Employment Discrimination Property Law
2L-3L Upper Level Lesson Topics
Entertainment Law Real Estate Transactions
Administrative Law
Environmental Law
Animal Law
Arbitration Family Law
Business Associations
Federal Courts
Tax – Basic Federal Income Taxation
Civil Procedure
Tax – Corporate Taxation
Climate Change
Intellectual Property
Tax – Partnership Taxation
Commercial Transactions International Law Tax – S Corporation Taxation
Constitutional Law Labor Law Tax – Taxation of Business Entities
Contracts Legal Concepts and Skills Tax Law
Copyright Legal Research Torts
Corporations Legal Research by State Trademark
Criminal Law Legal Writing Trial Advocacy
Criminal Procedure Patent Law  Wills and Trusts
Cyberlaw Professional Responsibility

Lessons by Subject Outlines: CALI Lessons by subject outline matches up traditional subtopics within courses to corresponding CALI Lessons.

Registration Instructions

To access CALI lessons, register online with CALI and download individual lessons.

To get the CALI authorization code, please contact the Mendik Library Reference Desk (email:; text: 917.300.1933.

Go to and click Create new account.

During the registration process, enter the authorization code where prompted. This is the only time you’ll need the authorization code.

Finish the registration process, creating your own CALI username and password in the process.


  1. Go to
  2. Enter email & password you created at registration
  3. Click on Login
  4. At the main menu at the top of the screen, select Lessons, or use the search box at the top of the screen. and then choose a specific lesson
  5. Click on Run Lesson to start the tutorial.