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  • 10 Sep 2014 10:11 AM | Maritza Karmely

    Please go here to read CLEA's Statement on Law School Clinical Program Rankings in the U.S. News and World Report.

  • 30 May 2014 1:44 PM | Maritza Karmely
    Please click here to view the newest edition of the CLEA newsletter (or go to the News Tab to see all editions of the CLEA Newsletter)
  • 10 Feb 2014 11:00 AM | Maritza Karmely

    We invite you to read CLEA's latest responses to proposals for new standards by the Council for the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
    • CLEA’s letter to the SRC regarding failure to provide any notice for proposed elimination of Standard 803(d) (Feb. 2014)
    • CLEA and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)'s joint letter on proposed Standard 316 concerning bar passage. (Jan. 2014)
    • CLEA's comments on the interpretation of proposed Standard 305-3 and the question of paid externships in law school. (Jan. 2014)
    • CLEA's comments on proposed Standard 303 regarding alternatives to a 15 credit hours requirement for experiential courses. (Jan. 2014)
    • CLEA's comments on alternatives to Standard 405 discussing the importance of secure faculty positions for experiential education. (Jan. 2014)
  • 02 Jan 2014 12:36 PM | Maritza Karmely

    We want to encourage you to come to an ABA Section on Legal Education session on proposed changes to law school accreditation standards that will be held at the AALS meeting in NYC on Saturday, 1/4/14 from 4pm-5:45pm at the Sutton Center, second floor, NY Hilton Midtown.

  • 02 Jan 2014 12:31 PM | Maritza Karmely

    CLEA Membership Meeting - 7:30 am-8:30 am at Fordham Law School, room 118

    CLEA Board Meeting - 8:30 am-9:30 am at Fordham Law School, room 118

  • 20 Dec 2013 4:51 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)
    Please click here to view the newest edition of the CLEA Newsletter or go to the News Tab to see all editions of the Newsletter.
  • 03 Sep 2013 9:40 AM | Maritza Karmely

    The CLEA Elections Committee (Binny Miller, Alex Scherr, Kele Stewart, Evelyn Cruz, Laura McNally, Sameer Ashar, and Maritza Karmely) is soliciting nominations through October 1, 2013 of individuals to serve on the CLEA Board starting in January 2014.

    This year, there are a total of 5 open Board positions, with 1 current Board member likely to seek election to a second term.  All positions require a three-year commitment.  I am attaching a memo prepared by the CLEA Elections Committee, which sets forth the activities and responsibilities of CLEA Board members in more detail. 

    Current CLEA members are invited to nominate themselves or other CLEA members as candidates for one of these open positions.  The committee also encourages "new clinicians" (defined as clinicians with fewer than 6 years of experience) to run for the CLEA Board.  Our Bylaws create a separate election process for candidates identified as "new clinicians," to ensure that the identified "new clinician" candidate who receives the greatest number of votes will be assured a place on the Board.

    The Committee strongly encourages CLEA members to nominate individuals from groups that are currently underrepresented within the leadership of various clinical institutions, including CLEA, the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, and the Clinical Law Review.

    The nomination process is simple.  Nominate yourself or someone else by contacting the chair of the CLEA Elections Committee, Binny Miller at If you are nominating yourself, please include a paragraph or two about why you are running and a link to your faculty profile, which will be included with the election materials to be sent later in the fall.  If you are nominating another CLEA member, there is no need to include such a paragraph; the name alone will suffice and the Election Committee will contact the nominee for further information.  If you have less than six years of clinical teaching experience and wish to be identified as a "new clinician" candidate, or if you want to nominate a candidate for the "new clinician" category, please indicate that as well.

    Although the process of nomination is easy, our Bylaws set a strict deadline for receiving nominations.  All nominations must be received by October 1, 2013.

    If you have questions about the CLEA Elections process, please feel free to contact me or Binny Miller at

  • 18 Jul 2013 4:48 PM | Maritza Karmely
    CLEA's Claudia Angelos and Carol Chomsky from SALT prepared the attached report on last weekend's Standards Review Committee meeting
  • 16 Jul 2013 1:26 PM | Maritza Karmely

    See Catherine Ho's article, "Group Pushes for Practical Training for Law Students," published on July 14, 2013 in the Washington Post


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