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.


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. 

2019 New England Clinical Conference

November 1, 2019

Boston College Law School, Boston, MA

Elevating Empathy in Legal Education

The deadline to submit a proposal to present is October 1. Proposals may be submitted online at this link. Questions may be directed to Julie Dahlstrom at For works in progress, the abstract deadline is October 1, with a full paper deadline the week before the conference. Send abstracts to Sarah Sherman- Stokes

The early-bird deadline for registration is October 1 on the conference website.

2019 Northwest Clinical Conference

November 8-10, 2019

Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

The Role of Clinics and Clinicians in Legal Academia

Please submit proposals to Kathryn Moakley by 8/31 –

Externships 10 

March 27-29, 2020

Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY

The school has arranged blocks of rooms at hotels close to campus.  The most convenient is the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.  Other options are the Skyler Hotel, Genesee Grande Hotel, and Parkview Hotel.

Detailed information TBA.

2020 Midwest Clinical Conference 


October 9 and 10, 2020

University of Minnesota Law School 

Detailed information TBA.


2019 Southern Clinical Conference on October 11-12, 2019

New Orleans, LA

2019 Midwest Clinical Conference on October 18-20, 2019

University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, MI

2019 CLEA New Clinicians Conference on May 4, 2019

Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA

2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Education May 4-7, 2019

 San Francisco, CA 

2018 Southern Clinical Conference October 19-20, 2018

University of South Carolina School of Law.

2018 Northwest Clinical Law Conference October 19-21, 2018

Sunriver, Oregon

2018 Midwest Clinical Conference October 5-6, 2018

Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, IN

2018 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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