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

Law School Admissions

Experiential Learning Standards


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 

  • CLEA's comment to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on the 2020 Bar Examination (August 2020). 
  • CLEA's statement of the Board of Directors on the 2020 Bar Examination (April 2020)
  • CLEA's joint statement again rejecting ABA resolution to amend Standard 316 (February 2019)
  • CLEA comment rejecting ABA resolution to amend Standard 316 (January 2019)
  • CLEA comment regarding ABA’s proposed revision for Standard 316 (July 2016)
  • CLEA & SALT's comment on proposed Standard 316 -- Bar Passage (Jan. 2014)
  • CLEA & SALT's comment on Standard 316 -- Bar Passage (Oct. 2013)
  • CLEA & SALT's Bar Passage Statement (April 2013)
  • CLEA's comments on Standard 309 and Erica Moeser's memorandum regarding Bar Passage rates (Jan 2013)
  • CLEA's comments regarding proposed Standard 309, "bar passage."
  • CLEA Bar Passage Statement (July 2011)
    Accreditation of Foreign Law Schools

    Resources/Articles


      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


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