Events & Resources for New Clinicians


2021 CLEA New Clinicians Virtual Conference (May 17-20, 2021)

Like last year's conference, which brought together more than 250 attendees, the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference will convene over four days and is entirely FREE.  Each day's program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and conclude at 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Our varied conference format will include live and asynchronous webinar programming, concurrent sessions, and facilitated small group discussions.  We also expect to offer some fun networking opportunities, including an evening social event during the week of the conference.  Session topics will include:

  • Foundations of Clinical Teaching: An Overview of Best Practices 
  • Racial Justice in the Classroom and in Practice

  • Technology Innovations in Clinical Teaching and Practice

  • Teaching Movement Lawyering

  • Clinical Teaching and Practice During Crisis

  • Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Clinic Design
  • Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Externship Design 

  • Plus: Case Rounds, Supervision, and More!

We will be back in touch soon to share a detailed schedule and information for how you can register to attend the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference.  For now, please SAVE THE DATES (May 17-20, 2021) and do not hesitate to contact any of the CLEA New Clinicians Committee members with questions. 



The CLEA Handbook for New Clinical Teachers has been updated for the 2019 New Clinicians Conference.  The Handbook provides information and resources to new law teachers focused on clinics and externships, including background information on the ABA Standards affecting clinics and externships, clinical course design, supervision,  rounds, assessment, and more.  


2020 CLEA New Clinicians Virtual Conference 

June 15-18, 2020 on Zoom! 

2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

Teaching the Next Generation of Lawyer Leaders in a Time of Polarization

May 4- 7, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

Programming on May 4 includes training for new clinicians.

For more information, please visit the conference website. 

2018 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference 

October 5, 2018- October 6, 2018 at Notre Dame Law School. 

Programming on October 5 includes training for new clinicians.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

2018 New England Clinical Conference

October 12, 2018 at Roger Williams University School of Law.

Programming includes training for new clinicians.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

2018 Southern Clinical Conference

October 19, 2018- October 20, 2018 at University of South Carolina School of Law.

Programming includes the 11th Annual Bellow Scholars Workshop and training for new clinicians. 

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website

2017 New Clinicians Conference 

May 6, 2017 in Denver, CO

To download the conference materials, please visit here.


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