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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education’s 10th annual conference, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Future Challenges for Clinical Legal Education in Canada”. The conference will take place in beautiful London, Ontario, ACCLE’s “birthplace”. It will begin with a pre-conference reception the evening of June 12 and will run through to the end of the day Friday, June 14.

We are delighted to confirm  Justice Gloria Epstein will be our opening keynote speaker.  On day 2,  Professor David A. Santacroce, founder and president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education at Michigan Law will offer participants a introduction to CSALE and its work. In addition to these honoured guests, we have an exciting line-up of concurrent sessions on a wide variety of issues relating to clinical and experiential education.

Details about the conference schedule, registration and accommodation options can all be found on the registration site.

 

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Registration for ACCLE’s 10th Annual Conference “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Future Challenges for Clinical Legal Education in Canada” is now open.    We are delighted to confirm  Justice Gloria Epstein will be our opening keynote speaker.  On day 2,  Professor David A. Santacroce, founder and president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education at Michigan Law will offer participants a introduction to CSALE and its work.

In addition to these honoured guests, we have an exciting line-up of concurrent sessions on a wide variety of issues relating to clinical and experiential education.  And because we have heard from you, our membership, year over year that the primary value of these annual conferences is the ability to connect with each other, we have built-in generous break times and a series of social events  (a pre-conference reception & conference dinner, followed by our now annual disco!) to create these opportunities for connection.

The conference will take place in beautiful London, Ontario, ACCLE’s “birthplace”.  It will begin with a pre-conference reception the evening of June 12 and will run through to end of day Friday, June 14.

Details about the conference schedule, registration and accommodation options can all be found on the registration site.

Please join us in London for this very special event.

 

Dear Colleagues,

A number of ACCLE’s current Board members are finishing their terms this year. We anticipate there will be 4 openings for new Board members. We invite all ACCLE members to consider putting your name forward to serve on the Board.  Please note that ACCLE is a working Board – we rely on all Board member to participate and share the work load.  Board members are required to participate in monthly Board meetings via conference call, and to sit on at least 1 of our committees.  Most of the work of the Board happens at the committee level, and the committees typically meet 1-2 times/ month, in addition to the regular Board meetings. We welcome submissions from people involved in any part of clinical legal education. We will prioritize geographical diversity, variety in clinical legal education roles, and diversity based on social markers.

If you are interested in putting your name forward, please send Gemma Smyth an email (gemma.smyth@uwindsor.ca) with a brief statement (250 words maximum) outlining your experience in clinical legal education and your interest in the Board by Friday, April 26, 2019.

Thanks for your consideration.

Gemma

The Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) is delighted to confirm that we will be returning to Western University, Faculty of Law, for our 10th Annual Conference, happening June 12-14, 2019.

The focus of our 2019 conference is “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Future Challenges for Clinical Legal Education in Canada”. We are interested in exploring questions such as:

  • How do we assess clinic performance with integrity in a world with grading curves?
  • How do we manage program funding during times of austerity budgets?
  • How can we practice reconciliation in our clinical and experiential education programs?
  • Tech in clinical programs – what’s new and exciting?
  • Gaps in the Canadian clinical landscape –what’s missing?
  • How can we promote student wellness in our programs?
  • Is there a uniquely Canadian approach to clinic legal education in Canada?
  • What is the role of clinical legal education in a world without articling?
  • What issues will influence clinical legal education in the next ten years?

ACCLE invites proposals for papers or workshops that fit within the general theme of “future challenges for clinical legal education in Canada”. We welcome participation and submissions from all legal educators, as well as professionals from other related fields. We encourage proposals for individual papers, panels or workshops. We are especially interested in proposals seeking to engage the audience in an interactive and dynamic way.

The deadline for submissions is  February 25, 2019. 

See the official call for proposals here.


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