CLINICAL LEGAL
EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION

Advocacy

In advancing the mission "to advocate for clinical legal education," CLEA serves as a voice for clinical teachers and represents their interests inside and outside the academy.” As such, CLEA has been a vigorous advocate on matters relating to clinical teachers and clinical legal education over the years. 

ABA TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL EDUCATION

CLEA's comment to the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education (June 2013)

ABA ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
CLEA plays a constant role monitoring and commenting on matters relevant to professors who teach in clinics and skills courses taken up by the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, its Council, its Standards Review Committee, and other relevant bodies.  The current standards for approval of law schools can be found at this site.  Below are filings on CLEA’s behalf:
Curriculum & Outcome Measures
Academic Freedom and Security of Position
Standard Allowing Proposals for Amendments to the Standards
CLEA’s letter to the SRC regarding failure to provide any notice for proposed elimination of Standard 803(d) (Feb. 2014)

Bar Passage Requirements (Std. 301-6)

Resources/Articles

Accreditation of Foreign Law Schools
BRIEFS AND OTHER ADVOCACY 
CLEA prepares amicus briefs and other advocacy documents on matters relevant to clinical legal education and the professors who teach in clinical courses:

    Resources/Articles

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