CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference 

May 17-20, 2021

Conference Schedule:

Monday, May 17th

  • 11:00-11:15am EST Welcome
  • 11:15-12:30pm EST Foundations of Clinical Teaching: An Overview of Best Practices
* Moderator: Danny Schaffzin (Memphis) 
* Alicia Alvarez (UIC John Marshall Law School)
* Kathryn Banks (Wash U)
* Kelly Terry (Arkansas--Little Rock)
        • 12:45-2:00pm EST Small Group Session #1: Case Rounds Demonstrations & Discussions 

        Tuesday, May 18th

        • 11:00-12:15pm EST  Racial Justice in the Classroom and in Practice
        * Priya Baskaran (American)
        * Alexi Freeman (Denver)
        * Alexis Karteron (Rutgers)
        * Brendan Roediger (SLU)
              • 12:45-2:00pm EST Small Group Session #2

              Wednesday, May 19th 

              • 11:00-12:00pm EST  Concurrent Session #1 (Pick One)
                • Option A: Technology Innovations in Clinical Teaching and Practice

              * Conrad Johnson (Columbia)

              * Nickole Miller (Baltimore) 

              * Michelle Pistone (Villanova)

              • Option B: Teaching Movement Lawyering 

              * Sameer Ashar (UCI) 

              * Rachel Lopez (Drexel)

              • 12:15-1:30pm EST Small Group Session #3: Supervision Demonstrations & Discussions 
              • 8:00pm EST  CLEA Trivia Night! Register here.

              Thursday, May 20th 

              • 11:00-12:00pm EST Concurrent Session #2 (Pick One) 
                • Option A: Clinical Teaching and Practice During Crisis

              * Jeff Baker (Pepperdine) 

              * Chrissy Cerniglia (Stetson) 

              * Sherley Cruz (UTK)

              * Kendall Kerew (GA State) 

              * Shobha Mahadev (Northwestern) 

                • Option B: Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Clinic Design
              * Laila Hlass (Tulane)
              * Carwina Weng (Indiana)
                • Option C: Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Externship Design

              * Amanda Rivas (St. Mary’s)

              * Sue Schechter (Berkeley)

              • 12:15-1:30pm EST Small Group Session #4 

                Plus: Asynchronous Presentations on the Teaching Academy, Scholarship, and the CSALE 2019-2020 Survey

                Introduction to the Law Teaching Academy

                Scholarship for Clinical Faculty:Why & How

                Lay of the Land and 2019-2020 CSALE Survey Results

                Small group sessions: 

                Small group discussions are the hallmark of CLEA’s New Clinicians Conference.  Small groups provide an opportunity for clinicians to develop lasting relationships with others new to clinical teaching and to work through pedagogical issues unique to clinical courses. To facilitate trust-building and provide the opportunity to for deep discussion of topics throughout the week, we ask conference attendees who register for small groups to commit to attend all four small group meetings during the conference week. Please note that registration for the small group sessions is limited to current clinicians and those who will be teaching in externship programs, in-house clinics, or hybrid clinics during the upcoming school year. *Small group registration has now closed*

                Registrants will receive an email the week of May 10th with information on how to access conference materials and links for the conference sessions. For now, please SAVE THE DATES (May 17-20, 2021) and do not hesitate to contact CLEA NCC co-chairs Lisa Martin and Danny Schaffzin at and if you have any questions.


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