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.”

Faculty of Law, CMU