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.
2020 AALS/CLEA Virtual Clinical Conference
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 will be held from Tuesday-Thursday, July 21-23.
The conference will consist 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.
The conference will run during the following times:
(All below times Eastern)
Tuesday, July 21: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 22: 12:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 23: 12:00 pm - 4:30pm
Registrants can sign up to participate in all or some sessions, and can choose whether to participate in one discussion group and one affinity group discussion per time slot. Registrants need not attend all scheduled sessions of a discussion or affinity group unless otherwise specified.
To see the conference program guide, please click here.
To register for the conference, please click here.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
October 9 and 10, 2020
University of Minnesota Law School
Detailed information TBA.
2019 Northwest Clinical Conference on November 8-10, 2019
2019 New England Clinical Conference on November 1, 2019
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
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
Clinical Legal Innovation & Tech Conference April 9, 2018Suffolk 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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