The Planning Committee requests volunteers to propose and facilitate informal community-building gatherings to be held online during the Clinical Conference. These gatherings will be an expansion of our usual in-person working group sessions organized by practice area or affinity, where clinicians teaching in similar clinics gather to explore conference themes or talk about shared experiences. This year, these sessions are not limited by practice area or affinity. We welcome informal small group sessions that connect around any theme of your choice.

Volunteers should be prepared to both propose the topic/theme and to facilitate the session. We will not assign attendees to these sessions; participants can independently select which, if any, sessions they want to attend.

Online Community Gatherings may be organized around the following themes: 

  • Practice Area or Clinic Types (e.g., immigration, transactional, criminal, externships, hybrid)
  • Career Phase (mid-level, late-career, administrators)
  • State or Region
  • Affinity groups
  • Just for Fun


Sessions will last at least 75 minutes, and will be held during the following time blocks (all EST) as assigned by the planning committee:

Tuesday, May 10: 2:50 – 4:05 pm, 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Wednesday, May 11: 11 am – 12:30 pm, 1 – 2:15 pm, 3:55 – 5:10 pm
Thursday, May 12: 11 am – 12:30 pm, 1 – 2:15 pm

The number of sessions accepted by the Committee will be limited to accommodate the platform.

Please provide names/school affiliations of at least 2 facilitators for the session. Community Gathering facilitators, like all law school teachers who participate in the Clinical Conference, pay the registration fee. The Planning Committee encourages volunteers who demonstrate:

  • Diversity of viewpoint, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, faith, geographical location, years of experience, type of school, type of clinic, and similar factors.
  • Willingness to foster community, enhance continuing dialogue, and ensure an inclusive forum for discussion.

Proposals closed on March 10, 2022

Planning Committee for 2022 Clinical Conference

Alexi Freeman, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Gautam Hans, Vanderbilt University Law School
Karl S. Okamoto, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Margaret E. (Meg) Reuter, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kele Stewart, University of Miami School of Law
Carwina Weng, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Chair