Monday, March 15, 2021

CLEA Awards Committee Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers and Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project Awards

The CLEA Awards Committee is once again soliciting nominations for two awards that are given annually. This year’s awards will be presented during the virtual AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, and we look forward to this opportunity to recognize and celebrate our clinical community’s valuable and inspiring work. Please read this email carefully, as the CLEA Board has adopted new criteria for the Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers.  

The awards are:

(1) Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers; and
(2) Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project.  

Nominations should be in the form of a letter of no more than three single-spaced pages. Each nomination should be endorsed by at least three individuals. At least one of those individuals must be a full-time clinical faculty member at a law school and a member of CLEA. The other two individuals need not be CLEA members, nor clinical law professors. The nominating letter should clearly indicate which of the nominators are CLEA members. Letters of support in addition to the nomination letter are also welcome, and the letters of support may come from CLEA members or non-members. The letters of support must be submitted in the same email and pdf as the nominating letter (but need not fit within the three-page limit). Please find below the criteria for each award.
The nomination deadline for both awards is Monday, April 12. Please send nominations via email to [email protected] with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.



This award recognizes an individual who has served as a voice for clinical teachers and who has contributed to the advancement of experiential legal education. The criteria for the award are: commitment to the field of experiential legal education; advancement of the field (e.g., by working within organizations that affect the contours of legal education, by writing and speaking about the field, or by serving as a spokesperson for the field in the litigation, legislative, administrative, political, or other arenas); commitment to advancing clinical pedagogy, teaching, and the design and implementation of effective clinic or externship courses; and fostering a spirit of community (e.g., by planning or leading conferences or initiatives). Clinical teachers include individuals who teach in-house clinics, externships, hybrid courses, and other forms of experience-based law courses. 

Individuals who currently are, or at any time during this academic year were, CLEA Board members or Executive Committee members are not eligible to receive the award this year.

Prior recipients of the award are:

  • 2002          Mark Heyrmann (Chicago) and Liz Ryan Cole (Vermont)
  • 2003          Nancy Cook and Robert Seibel (then at Cornell)
  • 2004          Paul Tremblay (Boston College)
  • 2005          Jay Pottenger (Yale)
  • 2006          Margaret Martin Barry (Catholic)
  • 2007          Roy Stuckey (South Carolina)
  • 2008          Karen Tokarz (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • 2009          Ann Shalleck (American)
  • 2010          Jane Barett (Maryland)
  • 2011          Deborah Epstein (Georgetown)
  • 2012          Phyllis Goldfarb (George Washington) 
  • 2014          Jon Dubin (Rutgers) 
  • 2015          Claudia Angelos (NYU)   
  • 2016          Gary Palm (posthumously)
  • 2017          Elliott Milstein (American)
  • 2019          Stephen J. Ellmann (posthumously) 


CLEA established this award to honor and recognize a case or project that truly contributes to the public good. The award may be given to an individual law student or law students in a clinical program or to a clinic or clinical program.

The criteria for the award are:

1.    The case or project either: 

  • effectively calls attention to and/or significantly redresses a high priority need of underserved or low income residents or communities; or 
  • makes a notable or meaningful contribution to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, legal services for the underrepresented, environmental protection, or consumer protection; and 

2.    The case or project has been carried out in conformity with the highest standards of professional conduct and competence; and 

3.    The case or project serves as an inspiring model for engaging in legal work under challenging conditions in furtherance of the common good. 

The nomination deadline for both awards is Monday, April 12. Please send nominations via email to [email protected] with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.


During the fall, we announced that, beginning this year, schools have two student award nomination opportunities through CLEA. First, schools have the option to decide between the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Outstanding Clinic Team Award. Second, schools can honor a student with the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award. The addition of the externship-focused award recognizes the valuable work for justice that law students do through externships and provides schools the opportunity to nominate an outstanding and self-reflective externship student for CLEA’s recognition. The call for nominations for the student awards will be sent separately in several weeks, and it will include further details on the nomination process for those awards. Schools will receive their certificates electronically on a rolling basis, and within one week of submitting a nomination. 

CLEA Awards Committee  

Anju Gupta 

D’lorah Hughes 

Praveen Kosuri 

Perry Moriearty   

Kele Stewart (Co-Chair) 

Jane Stoever (Co-Chair) 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

JOBS: University of Washington School of Law - Tenure-Track Faculty Position with Primary Expertise in Clinical Teaching

Via Prof. Christine Cimini:

University of Washington School of Law

Tenure-Track Faculty Position with Primary Expertise in Clinical Teaching

Position Description

The University of Washington School of Law equips students with the with intellectual tools and hands-on legal experience in their journey to become practice-ready lawyers able to work in any field they choose through excellent doctrinal and experiential offerings. The University of Washington School of Law’s Clinical Program provides students with real-world legal experience assisting clients and communities working on real cases, transactions and projects for academic credit supervised by experienced faculty members. The Clinical law program currently has 9 in-house clinics and partners with the Washington Innocence Project

The University of Washington School of Law is hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor on a 9-month basis with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021 to teach in the clinical law program and one or more of the law school’s core instruction areas.  Candidates are invited to propose a clinic in which they have appropriate expertise and relevant practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the structure, case load, student supervision and project work of the proposed new clinic. In their application materials, candidates should include a one-page description of the clinic they propose to teach as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community. 

The successful candidate will also teach other non-clinical courses in the JD program that fulfill a curricular need. Non-clinical areas of curricular need include business organizations, criminal law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility and/or perspectives on the law.  The perspectives course enriches the traditional first-year curriculum by exploring how the law reflects or perpetuates inequities based on race, gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, and other social justice issues.

We invite applicants with interest across areas of practice. The successful applicant will be expected to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Law. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate consistent scholarly excellence through regular scholarship production and participate in service to the law school, the larger university, and the community. In addition, the candidate will engage in the national clinical legal education community through regular attendance and participation in national and regional conferences.  Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to exceptional teaching experience and clinical teaching experience.

All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
  • 3 or more years of legal practice experience in relevant area of law
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship or scholarly interest
  • Admission to WA state bar or will obtain admission in the next year


  1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page description of the proposed clinic as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.        
  4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Beyond Recruitment: Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging in Externships - Webinar on March 25th, 2021

The Bay Area Consortium on Externships (BACE) and Southern California Externships (SoCalEx) invite you to a free one-hour CLE program on March 25th for attorneys and judges who supervise our students in field placements. BACE and SoCalEx have identified diversity and inclusion as a critical issue, and have chosen the Inclusion Design Group (IDG) for its expertise in training on these topics. Dr. Erin Conner, IDG’s co-founder, will deliver a keynote to deepen our awareness and understanding about power and privilege and social identity, and how to identify and remove obstacles that keep law students and lawyers from reaching their full potential. Attendees will receive written materials designed to help them identify issues and implement solutions at their organizations.

Please feel free to share – we hope to see you there!  


Explore the event website at


Beyond Recruitment Flyer

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CLEA New Clinicians Conference - May 17-20, 2021 - Registration is now open

Via Profs. Danny Schaffzin and Lisa Martin

The CLEA New Clinicians Committees is excited to share that registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual New Clinicians Conference!  This year's Conference, which will again be FREE, will take place from Monday, May 17th to Thursday, May 20th.  
Like last year's conference, which brought together more than 250 attendees, the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference will convene over four days.  Each day's program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and conclude at 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Our varied conference format will include live and asynchronous webinar programming, concurrent sessions, and facilitated small group discussions.  We also expect to offer some fun networking opportunities, including an evening social event during the week of the conference.
Registrants can sign up to participate in all or some webinars and can choose whether to participate in small group discussions.  To build community and maximize the value of small group discussions, we ask participants who register for small groups to plan to join all four scheduled discussions.  To participate in a small group, please register by May 3.
To see the full conference schedule and program, and to register, please visit  

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Monday, March 1, 2021

23d Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat (online March 12 at Pepperdine Caruso)

The Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, now in its 23d year, is an annual event for California and Nevada law students, law professors, and public interest attorneys. It's usually a smaller weekend gathering, sponsored by several area law schools and SALT, to learn, develop friendships and mentorship, and to gain new energy for public interest and social justice work. This year, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law is hosting the event online, and the sponsoring schools have eagerly agreed to throw wide the doors and invite law students, profs, and lawyers from around the nation for a single day event on Friday, March 12. 

You can find more information on the program and registration here. 

The 2021 Consortium Schools: 

UC Hastings School of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Southwestern Law School
UCLA School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
USC Gould School of Law

Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat (4)

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LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy Symposium: Fighting White Supremacy in the 21st Century (March 19)

Via Prof. Clare Ryan

The LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy is hosting its inaugural symposium, “Fighting White Supremacy in the 21st Century,” on Friday, March 19, 2021 (3-5 PM CST). The panel will consist of five distinguished legal scholars. 

The virtual symposium is free and open to the public. To register – and learn more about the event, the journal, and the panelists – please visit


From the site: 

At its inaugural symposium on Friday, March 19, at 3 p.m. (CST), the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy will host a panel of legal scholars from law schools across the country to discuss the fight against white supremacy in the 21st century, present their research, and submit their papers for publication in the journal’s first issue this spring. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and 1.3 CLE credit hours (Course #: 5170210319) are available for participants.

About the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy

The LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy is a student-edited, academic journal based at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The journal was spearheaded in Fall 2019 by a pair of students who were interested in promoting the discussion of issues relating to social justice and public policy at LSU Law. The mission of the journal is to reach current and future members of the legal profession with fresh perspectives on controversial issues relating to social justice and policy, and address a gap in the types of matters explored in the context of academic legal writing at LSU Law. Moreover, the journal hopes to provide students with an additional forum to express their views concerning this subject and develop their legal writing skills through journal membership. The journal is committed to elevating the voices of law students, practitioners, and academics of color in legal scholarship.

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