Several years ago this blog overheard a gaggle of first year law students discussing the CALI exercise that is a required part of the Legal Writing, Research and Analysis class. It became clear that one of the participants in the conversation was thinking of exercise in terms of calisthenics, not computer assisted legal instruction (that's what CALI stands for: "Computer Assisted Legal Instruction".) Well, CALI exercises may not build your endurance or upper-body strength but they will help hone your legal thinking to a razor edge. Using the miracle of carefully designed self-paced tutorials you can give your lawyering skills a full workout. There are over 600 exercises available on a wide range of legal topics of interest to every law student.
Access to the CALI exercise is available to all students and staff at USF through the CALI website. Registration is required and all registrants need to know the special USF password. To find out what the passcode is just send a message to shaferjAT_SYMBOL_HEREusfca.edu (replace the words AT_SYMBOL_HERE with the @ when you address your message) with your name and a brief request for the CALI password.