Call for Presentations
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2nd Asia CLE Conference held at UNISERV CMU in Chiangmai, Thailand and virtually on May 26-28, 2023 as well as for your engagement on strengthening clinical legal education and access to justice worldwide.
The proposal submission for a presentation is now closed.
The 2 nd Asia CLE Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the following session themes for the upcoming Conference on 26-28 May 2023.
- Building and Maintaining CLE Community Partnerships
- Building and Sustaining CLE Networks
- CLE Ethical Practices
- CLE Lessons Learned: Historical Experiences Fostering Future Successes
- CLE Policies and Procedures
- CLE Scholarship and Writings
- CLE Supervision
- CLE through Students’ Perspectives
- Cross-border CLE Programs and Partnerships
- Delivering CLE in Rural Communities
- Establishing and Sustaining CLE Programs
- Exploring the Various Models of CLE
- Institutionalizing CLE
- Introduction to CLE Methodology
- Measuring the Impact of CLE
- Rationale for Developing CLE Programs
- Successful CLE Advocacy
- The Academic Value and Pedagogical Method of CLE
- The Context and Environment of CLE in Asia and Internationally
- The Diversified Goals of CLE
- The Intersection of CLE and Pro Bono
- Thematic and Specialized CLE Programs
- Virtual Clinical Legal Education Initiatives
- What is CLE
Please note that presenters for the 2 nd Asia CLE Conference are expected to present “in-person” however, some presenters may attend virtually as long as the substantial majority of the session is conducted in-person.
The deadline for submitting a session application is 15 February 2023 (11:59 pm Bangkok Time).
NOTE: Submissions close at 11:59 pm Bangkok Time. Lead presenters will be notified by email as to whether your submission is accepted between February 21-28, 2023. Accepted presenters are expected to register for the conference within 2 weeks of being accepted.
Session presentations must be between 60- 90 minutes and must use interactive presentation methods to be accepted.
All session applications must use the Session Presentation Plan Template Form.
Note: No individual can be listed as a presenter for more than two Presentation Submissions.
Clinical legal education (CLE) is a progressive educational system most often implemented through university-based faculty of law programs to help develop better-trained, more socially conscious legal service providers. It is a process whereby students learn by doing. It is an experiential problem-solving based model, in which students actively involve themselves in either real client/personal interactions or simulation case studies set up to mirror real client/personal scenarios. This process is conducted under the supervision of experienced clinicians and legal practitioners. CLE also involves a variety of community outreach programs.
As a teaching device, this type of experiential problem-based learning is considered a highly effective means of adult learning where students learn and importantly retain a vast amount of what is taught. The use of this interactive method of teaching focuses students on becoming more able, thorough and ethical advocates, attorneys, governmental and private employers/employees.
“Clinical Legal Education (CLE) programs provide pro bono services to the community while educating the next generation of social justice, pro bono champions.”