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
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
Bar Passage Requirements
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:
CLEA's Report to ABA Council (Dec. '14)
CLEA’s comment on the Phase II Implementing Recommendations of the California Task Force on Admissions Regulation (September 11, 2014)
CLEA's letter to the California State Bar Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Committee regarding the final report of the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform (September 5, 2013).