Conferences, Events, and Meetings

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) sponsors several events each year that support CLEA's mission and promotes any events relevant to clinicians.

CLEA’s conference committee reviews applications for event funding and typical grant amounts are $500.00.   There is no set deadline but applications must be received prior to the event with enough time for the committee to review.   Applications and additional guidelines available here.

Please note that conference as well as other events are potentially eligible for funding.   Events might include clinical scholarship workshops, teaching symposia, advocacy trainings, or other forums that support CLEA's mission.  Events that support or benefit only the host school will be not be considered.

Upcoming Events

Teaching Justice Webinar Series 

A project of the Best Practices Committee

What is the Teaching Justice Webinar Series?

Over the next year, the Teaching Justice Webinar series will feature a number of innovative faculty who will discuss new approaches to teaching justice in the classroom. Each session will draw on the wisdom of current resistance movement and examine its intersections with criminal justice, immigration policy, racial justice, economic justice, and international human rights, among other issues. 

This series will explore the theory behind experiential faculty’s decision-making processes during an intense political movement, asking the question, “How do we show up as lawyers and teachers?” Presenters also hope to develop a shared vocabulary and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a lawyer, whether we consider ourselves movement lawyers, rebellious lawyers, or transformative lawyers. 

Upcoming webinar sessions

September 26th, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. ET:

Shifting Power through Transformative Lawyering in Community Economic Development

taught by Renee Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic at The John Marshall Law School, Alicia Alvarez (Michigan Law), Dorcas Gilmore (GW Law), and Susan Bennett (American University – WCL). 

December 6th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET: 

Teaching Justice in the Context of Immigrants’ Rights

taught by Annie Lai, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law

Spring 2019:

Deborah Archer, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law

Eve Hanan, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law


For questions about this series please contact the co-directors of the webinar series sub-committee, Laila Hlass lhlass@tulane.edu or Allison Korn korn@law.ucla.edu


Past Events  

AALS Conference on Clinical Education April 29 - May 2, 2018

    Gathering Momentum: Learning from the Past, Responding to the Now, Planning for the Future

    Chicago, IL


    Clinical Legal Innovation & Tech Conference April 9, 2018

    Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts


    Externships 9 Conference March 9–11, 2018

       Coming of Age

       University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia


      7th Annual Southern Clinical Conference  October 20-21, 2017

      Back to Our Roots: Renewing the Social Justice Mission of Clinics and Externships

      Louisiana State University School of Law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


       3rd Annual New England Clinical Conference  October 20, 2017

      Operating in the New Unknown

      Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts


      2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference  October 13-14, 2017

      Justice, Professionalism, and the Lawyer as Public Citizen: Teaching Across Learning Experiences

      University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas


      CLEA New Clinicians Conference May 6, 2017

      University of Denver School of Law in Denver, CO



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