For more information contact the Conference Convenor, Professor Jeff Giddings, Monash Faculty of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monash University Faculty of Law and the International Journal of Clinical Education invite you to our Conference
How Clinics Contribute to Communities, Students and the Legal Profession
28-30 November 2018
Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia
Optional Preliminary Workshop: Reflective Practice and Assessment in Clinical Legal Education
Tuesday 27 November, Monash University Clayton Campus 10 am - 3 pm
Limited places will be available for this workshop
Clinical Legal Education is distinctive in combining student learning, the pursuit of social justice and community service. Clinics can be an important bridge between the law school and the multiple parties interested in legal education and the legal profession. We look forward to exploring the ways in which these various groups can add value to our common endeavours.
Monash Faculty of Law is proud to host the 2018 International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference. We see the conference as a great opportunity to support our clinical program, share insights and develop links with Australian and international clinical colleagues. The conference will provide a springboard to explore and develop our practices in key areas such as student supervision, assessment and the development of professional identity in various clinical contexts. We will also focus on the future of clinical legal education, exploring new clinics and the potential of new technologies.
Monash Law has announced its ‘Clinical Guarantee’ whereby every enrolling student from 2018 is guaranteed a clinical experience if they wish to participate. [add a link to the clinical program website] This is an Australian first and includes the current development of a new clinic site in the Melbourne CBD. The new CBD clinic site is a key part of creating new experiential learning opportunities for Monash law students.
The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference is delighted that we are able to return to Australia in partnership again with Monash University. This conference promises to be one of our best yet. We retain our collegial approach to sharing the best of our teaching, practice and research alongside an increased focus this year on hands on sessions that enable us all to develop approaches that we can put into practice on our return home. I’m particularly grateful to Professor Jeff Giddings and his colleagues for their work in organising this year’s conference. Jeff is kindly putting in a second stint after hosting our highly successful 2013 conference in Brisbane. Our host organisers are one of the two most important factors in the success of the conference. The other is of course the quality of the work presented and the open approach of our global community of clinical delegates to both the formal elements and the not so formal – the conversations that take place over coffee and lunch and often long into the night. To those who are new to the conference, welcome we look forward to your contribution; to those who are returning, we very much look forward to seeing you again.
Call for proposals extended to 30 June 2018
We have already accepted a range of proposals, details of which will be included on this site in the near future.
We will consider proposals received up until 30 June, 2018. Presentations will be in traditional conference paper format, with twenty-minute presentations and 10 minutes for discussion.
If you want to propose a presentation in a different format (such as a longer workshop), contact Jeff Giddings (email@example.com).