Justice Studies

A research guide for students enrolled in Justice Studies courses at UMA.

A great place to start!

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There are four specialist repository search engines.  There is much overlap between these services, and it is not clear which is best. They are:

Some overview information:

In order to register, participants will go to our website, www.cali.org and click “Register” at the top right of the page and proceed. Participants will only use the authorization code once, during registration, after which they will have created their own unique username and password. (See below for contacts) 

The CALI Dashboard will give you a snapshot of student usage at your school. In order to access the Dashboard feature, you must be a registered user.

Once you register, please follow the steps below.

  • Log in to the CALI website
  • Click on "Hi, Name" at the top to open your CALI profile page
    • On the profile page your school is listed, click on the school name to open the school profile page.
    • On the school page click on the Dashboard tab to open.

Also, take a look at CALI’s global Zeitgeist page. Zeitgeist gives you a snapshot of global usage.

LessonLink is an awesome resource that all faculty absolutely love. Faculty can create and assign lessons to their students. There is information on how to use the resource as well as a frequently asked question bank: LessonLink FAQ.  Also check out our YouTube LessonLink demo.

LessonLive is a feature that extends LessonLink and AutoPublish to allow teachers to use CALI Lessons live in the classroom and instantly get results as students run the Lesson.

CALI Author is our lesson authoring software. You can use it to edit lessons or to create completely new ones.  CALI Author is a Windows-only program. It will not work on Apple/MacBooks.

QuizWright is a free and open formative assessment platform that allows faculty to create regular and pop quizzes for their classes. Again, instructions and frequently asked questions are available for faculty use.  We also have a YouTube QuizWright demo.

A2J Author helps legal aid attorneys, court staff, and law students create web-based, self-guided A2J Guided Interviews for use by self-represented litigants and others in need. The A2J Guided Interviews walk users through a step-by-step question and answer process, which, in the end, creates a legal form. These A2J Guided Interviews take away the stress and confusion of filling out complicated legal forms, often full of legal jargon. For all new users we have answers for you here: A2J Author FAQ.

All of CALI's resources are listed here http://www.cali.org/content/cali-tools.

CALI now has over 1,000 interactive tutorials in over 40 areas of law.
Here is a link for the most recently released tutorials http://www.cali.org/lessons_new. A complete list of all of the topic areas is here http://www.cali.org/lesson.

If you would like ideas on passing on information about CALI's resources
to others in your organization, check out http://marketing.classcaster.net/.

The offerings of free electronic casebooks and supplements in CALI's
eLangdell Bookstore continue to grow. They are at


The CALI Representative, Sharon McMahon Sawyer, is the primary contact and is the person who is invited to participate in the annual members meeting every January where the CALI Board of Directors is elected. The representative may also fill the roles listed below or designate others to assist with disseminating information about CALI.

The Information Contact, Donna Maher, is the person who has frequent contact with staff and can pass on information about CALI lessons, ebooks, and other resources.

The Authorization Code Contact, Donna Maher, is the person whose name appears on a page linked to the CALI registration page so that students, faculty and staff will know whom to contact if they need your organization’s CALI authorization code.

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OER Collections may include textbooks, lesson plans, course materials, and interactive media. To find textbooks only please click the Open Textbooks tab.

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