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1L Resources, Tips and Tools: Finding Course Materials

This guide describes print and digital resources to help 1Ls succeed at Brooklyn Law School.

CALI: Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Some of your professors may assign or recommend CALI exercises to reinforce material covered in lectures. 

You can also find lessons for a particular casebook.  To do so, go to and click on the relevant subject to identify your casebook. Then click on a casebook to view the related CALI Lessons.  Not all casebooks have specific CALI Lessons assigned to them.

You can access CALI exercises through the library catalog, SARA, or through  You received an authorization code at the 1L Library Orientation to use the first time you sign on to CALI, but you can always email a reference librarian ( for the code.

Course Reserves

Print materials that your professors place on course reserve are kept behind the circulation desk.  You may check out the items for two hours at a time.

Through the library catalog, SARA, you can locate material placed on course reserve for the semester by clicking on course reserves.

Online Course Material

BLS professors use the learning management system Canvas to post materials for your courses.  Access your Canvas portal at this link: Canvas.