Clinical Legal Education Association

Conferences, Events, and Meetings

CLEA sponsors several events each year and promotes events relevant to clinicians. Do you have an event you'd like to see here? Email

To apply for a conference grant from CLEA please follow instructions below:

All Grant Proposals and Required Fund Use documentation must be submitted to:

Martina Cartwright and Lisa Martin

Co-Chairs, Conference Committee, Clinical Legal Education Association.

[Please state in the subject line of your email “Request for CLEA Conference Grant.”]

Name of Conference:

Conference Location:

Contact Name:



Conference Date(s): ____/____/_____ to ____/____/_____

Number of People Expected: ______ Amount Requested $________________

Grant Guidelines

You must submit a Grant Proposal Description (see below).

CLEA must be listed in conference program and on conference website as a sponsor with this language “This conference is supported in part by CLEA, the Clinical Legal Education Association,” Additionally, when a CLEA Board member is able to attend the conference, he or she will be permitted to briefly address the conference regarding CLEA’s mission and activities.

Typical grant amounts are $500.00.

Use of funds must be approved by CLEA prior to conference. Funds may be approved and dispersed as reimbursement or pre-conference assistance:

A. Reimbursement Grants: Upon completion of the conference, but no later than two months after the conference, grant recipients must submit a detailed invoice documenting the expenditures to be reimbursed.

B. Pre-Conference Grants: In circumstances of specific need, CLEA funding may be requested and distributed before the conference. Any such pre-conference funds must be followed post-conference with specific documentation detailing the use of funds.


Grant Proposal Description

Please Share a Brief Description Regarding How the Requested CLEA Funds will be used Consistent with CLEA’s Mission Statement:

CLEA exists to advocate for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers. CLEA and its members seek to:

foster excellent teaching and scholarship by clinical educators;

integrate clinical teaching and extend its methods into the legal education program of every law school;

reform legal education so as to prepare law students for excellent and reflective law practice;

advance regulation of legal education that insures the continued vitality of clinical education in law schools; and

pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.


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