Developing Clinical Legal Education in Ireland, 26th & 27th April, 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
The School of Law, NUI Galway and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will host a conference entitled, "Developing Clinical Legal Education in Ireland" on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April 2013. The conference will serve as the launch of the newly-formed Irish Clinical Legal Education Association (ICLEA). The Irish Clinical Legal Education Association will seek to enhance and expand clinical legal education programmes in law schools in Ireland by providing a forum to share experiences and foster collaboration; by lobbying collectively for necessary resources; and by ensuring optimum international engagement with clinical legal educators in other jurisdictions.
This conference will bring together experienced and emerging clinical legal practitioners, academics, clinical partners (e.g., NGOs, solicitors, barristers, state/quasi-state bodies) and students to explore the emergence and assess the future potential of clinical legal education in Ireland.
Registration is now open. It is free to register for the conference, but spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged.
The organising committee are interested in receiving 300 word (maximum) abstracts on issues relating to developing clinical legal education in Ireland. Papers on all areas of clinical legal education (both Irish and international perspectives) would be most welcome. They are particularly welcome on the following themes:
- The Emergence, Growth and Sustainability of Irish Clinical Legal Education Programmes;
- Theorising Irish Clinical Legal Education;
- Innovations in the Pedagogy of Irish Legal Education: Interdisciplinary Degrees, Experiential Learning and the Use of Technology;
- Recent Developments in Skills Training in Irish Law Schools;
- Learning from Best Practice: International Clinical Perspectives.
Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through the www.conference.ie website by March 18, 2013. Authors will be informed of acceptance by March 25, 2013.