Sunday, April 27, 2014
This week is the 2014 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago. The theme of the conference is Building Better Clinicians. The conference is in three tracks: Learning Theory and Pedagogy, Law School Curriculum and Reform, and Community Engagement and Mindfulness.
Several of our writers are on the menu:
Brittany Stringfellow Otey has convened a panel, including Virgil Wiebe, Motivating Self-Care: Moving from Good Ideas to Good Practices, meeting at 2:15 on Monday (also with Margaret Drew and Lynette Parker).
Carrie Hagan is a panelist at a concurrent session, Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?: Balancing The Interests of Clients, Courts and Community Agencies, also at 2:15 on Monday (with Stephanie Boys, Lauren Choate and Susan Woods McGraugh).
Inga Laurent is a panelist on mindfulness session, Engaging Field Placement Attorneys: Building a Community of Mindful Supervisors, at 9:00 on Tuesday (with Rebecca Rosenfeld, Sue Schechter and Cynthia Wilson).
D'lorah Hughes is competing at the same time with her concurrent session, More than Mindful in the Face of a Constitutional Crisis: The Case Student of Juvenile Life Without Parole and Post-Miller Implementation Work (with Emily Hughes, Mae Quinn, Mollie Stemper and Kimberly Thomas).
Robert Lancaster is moderating a mini-plenary on Tuesday at 10:45 on Curricular Reform - Preserving the Integrity of Experiential Learning (with Roberto Corrada, Janet Thompson Jackson and Reena Elizabeth Parambath).
Danny and our new addition, Kendall Kerew, are leading a concurrent session Tuesday at 3:45 on Educating Money (and Other Motivators): Teaching Social Justice and Life Balance to Future For-Profit Attorneys (with Alex Scherr).
Kelly Olson and Kelly Terry are in a concurrent session on Wednesday at 2:00 on Creating, Adapting and Assessing Clinical Experiences (with Leigh Goodmark and Jaime Lee).
Tanya Cooper is presenting a work-in-progress at 9:00 on Tuesday, Stories of Bias in American Foster Care.
Danny Schaffzin, being very productive, is also participating in a work-in-progess then, with other co-authors of Building on Best Practices: Legal Education in a Changing World.
Jill Engle is presenting a work-in-progress at 3:45 on Tuesday, Teenage Domestic Violence: A Study of the Problem in Central Pennsylvania and the Community and Legal Responses.
Three of us are helping to lead working groups. Kelly Terry is co-facilitating the working group on Externships (with Carrie Kass). Virgil Wiebe is a co-leader of the Immigration group (with Uzoamaka Nzelibe), and I am a co-leader of the group on Community Economic Development (with Dana Malkus).