CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) consortium of most of the law schools in the United States, which creates educational resources available to registered law students.
CALI is best known for bestowing awards upon the highest performing member(s) in any given class. Recognition of these awards has led to the adoption of the phrase “CALI’d a class” to mean “topped a class.” More information about CALI can be found at their website; cali.org.
[Last updated in July of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]