Monday, January 14, 2013

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference July 2013 in Australia

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11th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference

12th Australian Clinical Legal Education Conference

Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 July 2013 Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Common Ground. Sharing Across Models of Experiential Legal Education

The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education at Northumbria University is proud to announce its 11th annual international legal education conference in conjunction with the Australian Clinical Legal Education Conference. Previous conferences have been held in London (2003), Edinburgh (2004), Melbourne (2005), London (2006), Johannesburg (2007), Cork (2008), Perth/Fremantle (2009), Newcastle upon Tyne (2010), Valencia (2011) and Durham (2012). Our conference in Durham was a gathering of over 180 delegates from 22 countries. These conferences serve as a unique forum in which clinical educators from many jurisdictions come together to discuss all aspects of clinical teaching and learning, to learn from one another and to share best practice. More information is available at:

The conference will bring together academics, lawyers, students and social activists with an exciting mix of keynote speech, panel discussion, formal presentation and interactive workshop sessions. There will be lots of opportunity for participation, collaboration and dialogue.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Ernest Ojukwu, Deputy Director-General and Head of Campus of the Nigerian Law School and President of the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI Nigeria). Professor Ojukwu played a leading role in establishing clinical legal education in Nigeria with 14 university based law clinics and an average of 2000 students taking part in clinical legal education annually

Professor Leah Wortham, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America (CUA). Professor Wortham coordinated the School’s clinic for 9 years and currently leads the externship programme. She has extensive experience outside the United States assisting law teachers in developing their programmes – particularly in relation to legal ethics, clinical education, and legal education reform. Countries in which she has worked include Poland, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Latvia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ukraine, South Africa, Argentina, India, and Japan.

Professor Catherine Klein, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. Professor Klein is Director of Columbus Community Legal Services, the umbrella organisation for the law school's live-client clinical program. She is also Co-Director of the Families and the Law clinical programme addressing issues of domestic violence. Professor Klein has worked with clinicians in developing and furthering their work in many countries including Poland, Russia, the Kyrgyz Republic, other countries of the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary and Turkey. She is a current member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) Steering Committee, serving as one of two representatives from North America.

Professor Stephen Billett, Professor of Adult and Vocational Education, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University. Professor Billett is a specialist in learning through and for work. He has published widely in the fields of vocational learning, workplace learning and conceptual accounts of learning for vocational purposes. He currently sits on the editorial boards of 7 refereed journals, including the prestigious American Education Research Journal. He is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow completing a project on learning through practice.

IJCLE conference themes

This year’s particular conference streams:

  • Pedagogy
  • Social Justice and Community Engagement
  • Learning from Practice
  • Street Law and Community Legal Education

Papers involving workshops and other interactive sessions are particularly welcome

Papers are also welcome in relation to standing conference themes:

  • Internationalising clinical legal education
  • Trends in international clinical legal education
  • Clinic twinning projects
  • Supervision
  • Clinical scholarship
  • Reporting research findings (final or interim)
  • Assessment /grading of clinical legal education – in particular: how do rubrics and other techniques help in the grading/evaluation process?
  • Evidencing best practice
  • New clinics and new clinicians
  • Review of clinic operations
  • Student and faculty attitudes to clinical learning

Call for Papers/Submission of Proposals

The call for papers is now open.

To submit a proposal for a conference session, click on the Submit a Proposal page of the conference website Proposals should be submitted by 18 April 2013. Proposals should be emailed to

All proposals will be considered by a conference planning group and submission of a proposal does not guarantee that it will be accepted. Consideration of papers will begin prior to the deadline so early proposals may receive a decision and confirmation of participation more quickly.


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