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2015 Conference on Clinical Legal Education
Date: May 3 — 7, 2015
Location: Westin Mission Hills


8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Plenary Session: Leading Experiential Learning
The new reform movement has led to an increasing demand for clinicians to take a leadership role in the legal academy, not just on clinics and externships but on experiential learning more generally. This session addresses the growing phenomenon of the “experiential Dean”: its advantages and merits; its risks and costs; and the tensions that it creates for clinic directors who both work as and work for such a person. Informed by recent CSALE data, the panel will both discuss and facilitate small group work on these issues.

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Refreshment Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Plenary Session: Who Does the Work in the New Normal?
The new normal affects the staffing of clinical education, including: pressure to use fellows, adjuncts and practitioners in residence; the outsourcing of externships to administrative staff; continuing tension over the status, participation and compensation of clinical faculty; and the potential for disparate impact on clinical faculty of color. This panel will explore staffing questions in all of these areas, to provide both context and practical guidance on the issues raised. After panel discussion, and with the benefit of recent CSALE data, participants will explore different staffing challenges faced at their schools in smaller groups.

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Small Group Discussions
Moderated set of small group discussions on issues relevant to clinic directors in the new normal, including: the role that clinic directors play in leading the reform of legal education; the impact on clinic staff of changes in funding and in programmatic demands; the cost/value equation for clinical courses; ethical issues with the expansion of clinical and quasi-clinical offerings; and similar issues.

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop: Teaching Justice

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop: Scholarship Support

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
AALS Luncheon

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Keynote

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Representing Enterprises

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Refreshment Break

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Workshop: Teaching Justice

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Workshop: Scholarship Support

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Refreshment Break

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Workshop: Scholarship Support

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Workshop: Teaching Justice

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
AALS Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Works-In-Progress

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Workshop: Scholarship Support

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Workshop: Teaching Justice

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Refreshment Break

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