ACCLE is a group of individuals and clinics who have come together for these common purposes:

  • to provide a forum for legal educators across Canada to share best practices, pedagogies and other information related to clinical legal education;
  • to encourage the promotion and improvement of clinical legal education in Canadian law schools;
  • to promote clinical pedagogy and research;
  • to facilitate the dissemination of information pertaining to clinical legal education to clinicians in Canada, and;
  • to promote or organize conferences or other activities to facilitate the purposes of the association.



Visit our Eventbrite page to register for our IN PERSON conference ” Back to Basics – Defining Clinic Fundamentals :Retour à l’essentiel – Définir les principes fondamentaux de la clinique” scheduled to take place May 24-26th, 2024 at the University of Windsor. Reduced registration fees are offered for ACCLE members and students.

We are excited to announce that Anne Thibault is the recipient of the Ferguson award in recognition of her accomplishments as Team Coordinator of the Outaouais Interdisciplinary Social Law Clinic CIDSO through the University of Ottawa which works on systemic issues in collaboration with other professions.

Anne is a stellar collaborator, lawyer, and mentor. Anne is very dedicated to student training. In addition to transmitting her knowledge through direct supervision of their activities, she also gives students the opportunity to develop projects within the clinic and take steps to ensure their well-being when the work at CIDSO is challenging. Students at the clinic consistently report that their experience at the clinic, and in particular Anne’s supervision, has been professionally enriching and transformative. For the law students, working with Anne allows them to discover another conception of law than the one they learn in class.

In addition, Steve Perks is the recipient of this year’s Cirillo Award in recognition of his long career supporting clinical legal education at the the Law Centre at the University of Victoria but also in supervising and coaching co-op students at the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition, UVic Law’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada and mooting teams entered in the Canadian Client Consultation Competition.

Students at the Law Centre rave about Steve. He is a great teacher, mentor and advocate, who speaks so positively about the work and his students, it is truly inspiring.

ACCLE’s Annual General Meeting will be on zoom. Click here for link. Password for joining meeting should have been sent via email. It is not too late to become a member! See membership details on website for how to join. We look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday.

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