Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and Workshop March 16-17, 2012

Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and CLE Community Legal Education Training of Trainers Workshop

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Singapore Management University in partnership with
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia CLE,
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia CLE Singapore, and
Northumbria International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

Synopsis

The importance of pro bono work was emphasised during the Opening of Legal Year 2012, with the Chief Justice articulating the need to actively cultivate a culture of doing pro bono work.

It is against this backdrop that the Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and CLE Training of Trainers Workshop are launched. The Conference and Workshop will serve as a forum to create opportunities for promoting Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Singapore, the ASEAN region and the globe. The promotion of CLE ties in well with the expressed desire to revitalise Singapore’s pro bono scene.

CLE programs provide important legal and civic knowledge and help develop skills in the participating students and community members. Through CLE, students learn how to use the law to serve society, and the communities they interact with correspondingly learn to trust that the law will protect their rights.

The Conference and Workshop will introduce the CLE methodology. In addition to theory, the Conference and Workshop also have a practical dimension, and aims to provide identifiable means and methodological strategies to help strengthen and support CLE programs through an exchange of ideas between participants with the aim of exploring the possibilities to create a network of sustainable CLE programs in the region. To this end, there will be interaction with and sharing by current international and Southeast Asia CLE practitioners.

Papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

Topics covered in the Conference include

  • Rationales for undertaking CLE projects
  • The various models of CLE
  • Pedagogy of CLE
  • Establishing and sustaining a CLE project
  • The development of CLE in Southeast Asia

Topics covered in the TOT Workshop include:

  • Introduction to CLE
  • CLE methodology
  • Making a CLE lesson plan
  • Building community relationships

Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference

DATE: Friday, 16 March 2012
TIME: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
VENUE: Sinema, Old School Theatre
ADDRESS: 11B Mount Sophia Old School @ Mount Sophia #B1-12, Singapore 228466

CLE Community Legal Education Training of Trainers Workshop

DATE: Saturday, 17 March 2012
TIME: 8:45AM – 5:00PM
VENUE: Singapore Management University Executive Media Theatre Administration Building, Level 5
ADDRESS: 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065

Registration is FREE to both events.  To register, please email [email protected] and [email protected].

Author: Daniel Bald

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