Save the Date

Please save the date for our 2019 Conference to be held in London, Ontario, site of the first ACCLE Conference. We will gather together June 13-15, 2019 with ACCLE as sole host and conference organiser. We have greatly enjoyed our last two conferences with the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, and look forward to a conference focused on the needs, stories, interests, and research of clinicians across Canada and around the world. We can’t wait to see you next year!


Thank you to Queen’s Law and Queen’s Legal Clinics!

It’s a wrap! Thank you so much for attending the 2018 ACCLE conference, in association with the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Queen’s Law and Queen’s Legal Clinics were incredible hosts. We had a simulating and productive two and a half days together, and look forward to next year’s conference. Please keep an eye out for ACCLE updates by signing up for a membership.


Dear ACCLE-CALT 2018 Conference Attendees:

We are excited to let you know that the full conference program, with detailed descriptions of the breakout sessions, is now available on our Eventbrite page.   We encourage you to review it online as it contains useful information about the conference schedule and logistics.  Print copies of the program will be available on registration.

As described in the Program, the conference kicks off Thursday, May 31 at 8:30 am with breakfast and registration at Macdonald Hall. Due to our size, we will move to Dunning Hall, the building immediately next to the law school, for the opening ceremonies and keynote address.

Please note: in response to your feedback in previous years that you would like a more balanced breakfast menu, we have added a number of protein options to keep you energized and attentive throughout the morning.  We encourage you to help yourselves generously as we will not be serving additional food on the morning breaks given we have an early lunch on all 3 days.  We will be serving snacks on the afternoon breaks.

Finally, one last reminder that if you would like to join us at the Conference Dinner & Dance on May 31 and / or the Open House at Queen’s Law Clinics on June 1, you must register for these events on the Eventbrite page.  They are not included in the regular conference registration.  Registration for both events closes on Monday, May 28.

We wish you all safe travels and look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


Registration for Conference 2018 Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education/ Canadian Association of Law Teachers annual conference, “The Whole Lawyer 2.0”. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) from Thursday, May 31 through Saturday June 2, 2018. We are honoured to welcome Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission as our keynote speaker on Day 1 of the conference.

To register, please visit our EventBrite page. Hotel and other information is also on this site. Please note that ‘early bird’ pricing ends April 15, 2018.


ACCLE – CALT 2018 Conference

The Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) are pleased to announce that our annual conferences for 2018 will be held jointly at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), from Thursday 31 May to Saturday 2 June 2018. The theme of the joint conference is “The Whole Lawyer 2.0”. For more information, see the English and French Call for Proposals for Participation.

ACCLE – CALT 2017 Conference

Registration for Educating the Whole Lawyer, our 2017 joint conference with CALT, is now open.  The conference will take place at the University of Victoria College of Law from June 8 – 10, 2017.  Visit our online registration page for more details about the conference as well as important information about travel and accommodation options.  The short and long program are both available.

ACCLE – IJCLE 2016 Conference

With over 220 attendees from more than 50 law faculties and organisations around the world, The Risks and Rewards of Clinical Legal Education Programs, our 2016 Joint Conference with the IJCLE, was our biggest and most successful conference to date.  For those who were not able to join us, you can get a flavour of the event by viewing this Spotify story of the conference.  Many of our presenters have generously made their presentation materials available to share.  On the last day of the conference, before saying goodbye to our guests and colleagues, we gathered everyone for this wonderful group photo in the Atrium of the beautiful new Jackman Law Building at the Faculty of Law.

ACCLE 2016 Conference

We are delighted to finally be able to share the full program for our upcoming 2016 Joint Conference with the IJCLE. The Risks and Rewards of Clinical Legal Education Programs will take place July 10-12, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.

2016 Conference Program at a Glance
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
10:30am-12:50pm Registration
11:45am-12:50pm Lunch
1-1:30pm Welcome and Conference Opening
  Clinics in a Dangerous Time
  Sarah Buhler, University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Canada
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:15pm Concurrent Paper Presentations
4:15-4:30pm Refreshment Break
4:30-6pm Concurrent Paper Presentations
6-8pm Conference Barbeque (pre-registration required)
Monday, July 11th, 2016
8:30-9am Breakfast
9-10:30am Concurrent Paper Presentations
10:30-11am Refreshment Break
11am-12:30pm Concurrent Seminars
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Resolving the irresolvable? A controversial approach to reconciling client service with student learning inside live-client clinics
  Adrian Evans, Monash University, Australia
3-3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30-5pm Concurrent Seminars
6:30-10pm Conference Dinner at Hart House (pre-registration is required)
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
8:30-9am Breakfast
9-10:30am Concurrent Paper Presentations
10:30-11am Refreshment Break
11am-12:30pm Concurrent Long Papers
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3pm Concurrent Symposiums
3-5pm Closing Reception
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 – Optional Events
9am-6pm Optional Day Excursion to Niagara Falls (pre-registration required)
9-11am ACCLE Membership Breakfast (pre-registration required)