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.
Teaching Justice Webinar Series
A project of the CLEA Best Practices Committee
What is the Teaching Justice Webinar Series?
The Teaching Justice Webinar series features 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.
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2020 AALS/CLEA Virtual Clinical Conference
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We write this call at an unprecedented moment. Streets are filled with protesters rising up in response to horrific and ongoing systemic racism manifested by the continued attack on black and brown lives, and the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily reality. This has and will impact our professional and personal lives in critical ways. We are called upon as clinical faculty to reflect on and approach our pedagogy and practice differently. We are in new territory trying to determine the best way to run our clinical programs with the need for all or some of our teaching, services, and advocacy to be delivered remotely. We must re-examine the best way to teach about racial injustice and leverage clinical resources to take action to bring about real, lasting change. With these challenges and the inability to connect in-person, it is our goal to build community, draw on our collective wisdom, and provide a forum for discussion.
The AALS/CLEA Virtual Clinical Conference was held from Tuesday-Thursday, July 21-23.
The conference consisted of two plenaries, a webinar, asynchronous videos, large group discussions, small group discussions focused on specific topics or within affinity groups, programming sponsored by Clinicians of Color (a committee of the Section), and a final community-building session.
Thank you to the over 300 clinicians who attended the conference!
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