Last week I attended my first CALI conference — CALIcon16 at Georgia State University School of Law. Props to the organizers for putting together such an excellent program! For those that don’t know already, CALI is the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction and it’s a pretty amazing outfit. Standing at a critical intersection between legal technology, educational theory, and access-to-justice, CALI sponsors tremendous innovation in teaching and learning while promoting great social values.
Specifically, I put together a four webpages designed to showcase SCOTUS Maps created with the free tool hosted on CourtListener. Each page focuses on a basic network theme and is designed to permit the visitor to switch easily between maps that demonstrate that theme. One page highlights small SCOTUS networks. Another looks at big SCOTUS networks. A third page gives examples of low dissent networks. And the final page features high dissent networks. I’m not sure if this format worked well for others, but I liked it. If folks are interested in looking at networks through this lens, follow the links above and judge for yourselves! As always, I’d love to hear feedback.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to watch my entire talk in which I explain the CourtListener tool and the overall SCOTUS Mapping Project, check out the link to my entire talk right here.