CALI Lessons

CALI Lessons IconCALI [The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction] is a  resource provided by Pepperdine Caruso School of Law for students that includes over 1,000+ interactive online tutorials written by law professors, on 50+ subject areas. This includes, but is not limited to topics such as, 1L-First Year Lessons, 2L-3L Upper Level Lessons, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Research, Property Law, Civil Procedure, and Environmental Law. These interactive tutorials are an excellent resource to enhance your studies. You may find that one or more of your professors will require you to use CALI lessons in the course of your studies.

CALI Registration Code: In order to take advantage of the CALI interactive online tutorials, you will need to register with the CALI service.  You will need the institutional registration code to do so. The Caruso Law CALI registration code is available in the Harnish Law Library at the Public Services Desk or you can send an email requesting the registration code to

Quick Start:  Once you have your registration completed using the above referenced code, you may find this Quick Start Guide helpful.

CALI also provides additional services including (but not limited to):eLangdell Icon

  • eLangdell: Free eBooks for Legal Education – before purchasing textbooks, consider checking out this resource to see if your textbook is available for free.
  • Classcaster: Free blogging and podcasting tools/network designed for law professors to supplement their course materials and link them to other colleagues around the country.

Formatting Appellate Briefs

Formatting your Appellate Briefs can be difficult, luckily the School of Law Lawguides page has detailed guides for how to format your briefs in Microsoft Word for Mac and PC.

Formatting Your LRW Appellate Brief: Instructions and Tips for 1Ls

The Lawguides page includes helpful information on the following:

Westlaw Table of Authorities Tool

Westlaw offers a tool for easily creating a table of authorities in the Westlaw drafting assistant program. The drafting assistant tool has automated cite identification for faster generation of a table of authorities. The tool also formats citations, locates authorities and complies authorities automatically.

Westlaw TOA Builder Tool

Print Shop Binding Services for Appellate Brief Assignment

The University Printing Services department provides Appellate Brief printing and binding services that can be utilized for preparing your appellate brief. The average cost for this service is just over $5 but it’s important to keep in mind that you MUST PAY Printing Services using Waves Cash Global. This method of payment is tied to your Pepperdine Student ID card. You can also use Waves Cash Global funds for the Cafeterias at the Pepperdine Malibu Campus.

The print shop accepts PDF submissions for printing and binding appellate briefs. Briefs can be printed and picked up at either the Malibu or Calabasas print shop locations, and customers should specify which shop they prefer to use when placing an order. The latest recommended date for submission to the print shop is March 2nd.

NOTE that funds allocated to you by Caruso School of Law for copying and printing using the University-provided copiers WILL NOT apply to purchases at the Cafeteria or at University Printing Services. Those funds are restricted and can only be used on the University-provide Sharp copiers.

To add funds to your Waves Cash Global account

Contact University Printing Services

Please consult the Lawguides page for general tips and troubleshooting, and if you still require assistance please feel free to email or call CSOL information services. | (310) 506-7425

Classroom Overview

Introduction and Map View

This page is a general guide to the 16 classrooms and teaching spaces at Caruso School of Law. Linked to each entry in this article is a more detailed page on each room.

For more detailed information such as how to use the smart control panel and computer systems in each room, click the highlighted name of the room in each entry that is linked to a specific page for each room. If at any time you need classroom support you can pick up the IS help line landline and get connected to a member of the information services team who will be happy to help you.

Appellate Courtroom

The Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom is located off of the main atrium behind the grand staircase on the first floor of the law school. The smaller of the law school’s two courtrooms features two large projector screens and seven rows of seating for lectures. Standard technology in the room includes an integrated lectern computer that connects to the dual projectors and screens that face the lecturer.

Caruso Auditorum

The main entrance to the Caruso Auditorium is located in the central atrium of the law school on the first floor. It is the largest classroom at the law school and is used for guest lectures, panels and events in addition to normal classes. The auditorium can divide into 3 sections to form Classroom C, Classroom D, and Classroom E. The Auditorium has a podium with a speaker microphone for presenters as well as hanging microphones in the audience. The hanging microphones feed into the main speaker system and will be picked up for class zoom recordings with the presenter microphone.

Darling Trial Courtroom

The Darling Trial Courtroom is the larger of the two courtrooms at the law school and is located on the first floor, in the back hallway past the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution on the right. The courtroom has four rows of seats, a lectern, jury box, bench, and display screen for presenters. There is an attached jury room with a display screen and whiteboards.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is located within the Harnish Law Library on the second floor directly to the right as you enter. It features two monitors, an integrated computer system and three rows of seating.

Classroom A

Classroom A is located on the first floor, directly to the right of the Appellate Courtroom behind the grand staircase in the atrium. The classroom features a standard classroom presenter setup with a lectern, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room. The classroom has three rows of seating, one of which wraps around the room facing the lectern.

Classroom B

Classroom B, also known as the Irvine Lecture Hall, is located directly to the left of the bookstore on the first floor in the main atrium. The classroom features the same standard technology and presenter setup as Classroom A, with five rows of seating.

Classroom C

Classroom C is located to the right of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom D and E it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom C is directly to the left as you walk down the long end of the first hallway at the back of the main atrium.

Classroom D

Classroom D can be accessed through the large doors in the main atrium that typically lead to the Caruso Auditorium. Classroom D is the middle classroom that forms between Classrooms C and E when the Caruso Auditorium is divided into 3 parts. It can be accessed either through the large doors in the main atrium or through either of the two side entrances at either end of the auditorium. The two side entrances are located right next to the entrances for Classrooms C and E.

Classroom E

Classroom E is located to the left of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom C and D it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom E is on the left side of the auditorium, at the front of the short hallway by the front of the building.

Classroom F

Classroom F is located directly to the right of the Strauss Institute in the back hallway of the building. The classroom features four rows of seating, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern at the front of the room has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room.

Classroom G

Classroom G is located on the left at the end of the long hallway in the back of the building, directly to the right of classroom F. The classroom features a nearly identical setup to classroom F, with a lectern, two projector screens and white boards, and a computer system integrated with the speakers and microphones in the room. There are five rows of seating, three of which wrap around to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 1, also known as the Gunder Conference Room, is located next to the Career Development Center at the front of the building looking out at the front terrace. The room features a conference room table set up facing the center of the room, with a podium and integrated computer system connected to the two presentation screens.

Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 2 is located next to the Appellate Courtroom on the first floor of the building. The room features one presentation screen, connected to the integrated computer system in the corner of the room. There are two whiteboards and seating that wraps around the room to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 3

Seminar Room 3 is located next to Seminar Room 2 off of the small connector hallway leading to the back of the building and the Strauss Institute. The room features one screen and white board with a connected computer system in the corner of the room. The seating is arranged in a conference room setup all facing the set of the room.

Seminar Room 4

Seminar Room 4, also known as the Founders’ Room, is located to the left of the Strauss Institute toward the back of the law school. The room features two presenter screens, one white board and a connected computer system in the corner of the room.

Seminar Room 5

Seminar Room 5 is located past the Trial Courtroom at the end of the hallway on the right hand side as you walk down the longer end of the hallway at the back of the building. The door to Seminar Room 5 is down a small side hallway that also leads to the Trial Courtroom’s attached jury room.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Information Services at or (310) 506-7425.

A Guide to Personal Data Backup

In order to migrate your data off of Pepperdine sponsored data storage services, you will need to have some place to store all of your files. This article will serve as an overview of data backup solutions to keeping your data safe and secure in one place.

Common ways to back-up data include the following:

  • Flash or physical drive
  • Online backup services
  • Online cloud storage (like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive or Apple iCloud)

Each of these options has its benefits and drawbacks in the areas of price, ease of use, security, and storage capacity.

Backup Option Comparison

Below is a basic comparison of data backup solutions. These are categorized by paid cloud backup services (I-Drive, etc.) at the top of the list, a physical drive option (flash drive, and lastly cloud storage services (Google Drive, etc.) at the bottom of the list.

ServiceCost /yrEncryption Remote AccessibilityStorage CapacityAdditional Features
I-Drive$79.50 ($59.62 for first year)Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices 5 TBMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Carbonite$58.99Basic encrypted cloud dataFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedAvailable integrated anti virus software for extra cost
Backblaze$70Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Flash DriveFixed Cost, $20-$80NANAHowever much you want to buy
Google Drive*$19.99, $29.99, $99.99Basic encryptionAccessible from any device on your Google account100GB for $19.99, 200GB for $29.99, 2TB for $99.99Integration with Google suite applications
iCloud$11.88, $35.88, $119.88Basic encryptionAccessable across Apple devices and online 50GB for $11.88, 200GB for $35.88, 2TB for $119.88Integration with Apple products and services like iPhone photos
One Drive (Microsoft)$19.99, $69.99Basic encryptionAccessable from any device on microsoft account100GB for $19.99, 1TB for $69.991TB option includes Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
*NOTE: Google Drive storage is included for no cost to current students as part of their Google Suite access that includes Pepperdine’s Google email service, Sheets, Slides, and Docs.

Why You May Need a Backup

Getting a backup drive for your files all has to do with assessing your need to protect your data and access your data remotely from the backup. Potential hazards to your data security that may warrant getting a drive include:

  • Viruses and malware that could corrupt, take or delete your data
  • Stolen or damaged computer
  • Corrupted files or accidentally deleted files

Good Practices for Data Backup Maintenance

Wherever you have your data backed up, it is important to make sure you follow some steps to maintain your backup system.

  • Backup Schedules; Set a regular interval to back up your data manually, or set your backup service to update data at a regular time interval. Additionally some services, either automatically or by your choice, will back-up data continuously every time you edit it.
  • Separate your backups – If you are storing your data on physical drives, it may be best to keep your primary device and your backup as disconnected as possible when not updating your files in order to minimize the risk of spreading malware or viruses that could corrupt your data on the backup drive.

If you have any questions about the information in this article, please feel free to contact Information Services at or (310) 506-7425.

Opening Your Door with Your ID PIN Number

Step 1:

Take out your ID card and place it against the black sensor until the light on the lock flashes green (This will still work if your ID card is in your wallet).

Step 2:

Enter your 4 digit PIN number on the keypad after you have tapped your card and the indicator light has flashed green (If you do not know your PIN number please refer to the secondary directions at the bottom of this page).

Step 3:

After scanning the card, seeing the indicator light flash green, and entering your 4 digit PIN number the door should unlock and open normally.

How to Find Your Door Code PIN Number

Step 1:

Log onto WaveNet. From the employee tab on the top menu bar of your screen, select “ID card PIN Lookup” under the “EMPLOYEE RESOURCES” heading.

Step 2:

When prompted, agree to the terms of service in order to continue.

Step 3:

Enter your Network ID and password.

Step 4:

You will be redirected to a page that shows your ID card PIN number.

Spamfilter at Pepperdine

Spam is every bit the reality in our email inboxes as the junk mail that comes in our postboxes; though often more obnoxious and potentially more dangerous. The University has made great improvements in the last few years to protect users from spam.

If you suspect that you’ve missed a message because it was blocked by the spamfilter, or if you’d like to customize the features of the anti-spam services here at Pepperdine, log in to Provided by a company called Sophos, this system will allow you to retrieve any messages that might have been incorrectly labeled as spam as well as manually add email addresses that you wish to allow to email you, by-passing the filter, or block from sending you email.

Additionally, University Information Technology provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions with answers. However you may wish to review all their help files concerning spam to educate yourself fully.


Turnitin is a plagiarism detection service that Pepperdine School of Law faculty may use when you submit a paper for grading. This service provides a detailed assessment of originality on any submitted work by performing a search for textual similarities to other works in academic journals, on the Internet, and within its own database of submitted work. For more information visit the University’s Turnitin Community page.

If you are required to use Turnitin you will need to complete the following steps: (1) enroll in the course and (2) submit your work. If you have never used Turnitin before, you will also need to create a free account. This can be done through the home page on their website.

Fax Services

Fax Services at Pepperdine Law

A copier equipped with fax capability is available for student use (sending and receiving).  It is located in the public area of the Harnish Law Library.

  • FAX NUMBER: (310) 506-4330
  • Instructions for sending a fax are here. If you have any questions, please speak with a Computing Support team member at the Harnish Law Library’s Public Services Desk.
  • Received faxes are placed in the bin near this copier but we recommend that you are present at this copier if you are expecting a fax.

Kronos 7: Timekeeping at Pepperdine

Have you figured out how to use Kronos 7 yet? Perhaps you’re still struggling with the basics of getting around and entering your information correctly. Here are a few resources which you might find helpful.

First, a video introduction to Kronos 7:

The video is helpful, but still limited. So here are some recommended help-guides for more in-depth and user-specific reference (students and adjuncts take special note):

Support for Kronos is provided by the Payroll Department at (310) 506-4636 or check out their Finance and Payroll FAQs.

Please note that while Google Chrome and newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer are fine browsers, Kronos still works best in Mozilla Firefox. Whatever browser you use, be sure it is up to date and that you have the most recent Java patches installed for the best experience possible.

Forgot Your Password? MyID Reset

The MyID PIN Reset outlines the process for resetting a forgotten password via MyID:

1. Go to:

2. Click Option 2: Click “Set/Reset Password”
3. Enter your NetworkID.
4. Type the letters displayed in the picture.
5. Select the check box (to allow PIN text message)

6. Click “Request PIN”

7. You will receive a confirmation message, click “Close”
myid38. Retrieve the PIN from your alternate email or mobile phone. Enter it here and click “Validate”
myid49. Enter your new password twice and click “Reset Password”
*Please Note: If your password does not meet our complexity requirements, you will see a red X next to the issues that need to be fixed.myid5
10. Password reset was successful. Please close your browser.
myid6Password Tip: Don’t Get Locked Out!
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