The biannual Workshop for New Law School Clinical Teachers will be held during the first two days of the Conference, Wednesday, May 1 from 2 – 6 pm and Thursday, May 2 from 9 am – 12 pm. There is no separate fee for the Workshop; it is included in the Conference fee.


Wednesday, May 1
1:30 – 2 pmRegistration
2 – 2:15 pmWelcome
Caitlin Barry, Courtney Cross
2:15 – 4:30 pmClinic Design with Critical Theory
Patience Crowder, Robin Walker Sterling, Lindsey Webb
4:30 – 5 pmIntroduction to CSALE, CLEA, and Faculty Status
Gautam Hans

How do experiential faculty work within their institutions across the different types of faculty status held by colleagues? In what ways do experiential faculty interact throughout the legal academy, and how do we understand the range of experiences across the community? This session will discuss one of the leading questions currently debated within the experiential community — faculty status and treatment within institutions — and explore how the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE) respectively advocate for and educate experiential faculty, and research experiential practices with an eye to understanding trends over time.
5 – 6 pmHappy Hour
6:30 pmOptional Self-funded Group Dinners
Thursday, May 2
9 – 9:45 amUniversal Design
Lindsey Webb, Lauren Fontana
9:45 – 11 amStudent Supervision – Clinical
Komal Vaidya, Margaret Johnson

Critical clinical supervision requires faculty to consider student centered learning and its impact on community partners and clients. Effective supervision from faculty allows students to sharpen their lawyering skills while reflecting on their professional identity, and the role lawyers play in promoting a just society.  This session surveys supervision strategies and pedagogical tools according to lawyering style, including litigation, transactional lawyering, movement lawyering, and other approaches to systemic advocacy. The session identifies opportunities within clinic to engage in critical supervision, including docket curation, case selection, and supervisory meetings. It will also examine ways in which seminar can be utilized to bolster supervision approaches and student learning.

Successful Strategies for Supervision – Externship 
Kendall Kerew, June Tai

With the tripartite relationship between student, faculty, and field supervisor, supervision takes on another dimension in the externship context.  As faculty supervisors, externship clinicians ensure students’ educational progress through reflection and other techniques while supporting field supervisors in their direct supervision of the student. This session will discuss strategies for both aspects of externship supervision.  We will discuss different techniques faculty use to supervise the learning experience, while being mindful of ethical considerations and other potential limitations.  We will also discuss ways of interacting with field supervisors during the externship, and beyond.  This session will also touch on the ABA requirements, which outline this supervisory model.
11 – 11:15 amBreak
11:15 am – 12 pmScholarship
Jennifer Lee, Amber Baylor

This session will discuss some of the “how to” issues confronting new clinicians who engage in scholarship, such as getting something written, securing publication, writing connected to your lawyering and teaching, and balancing writing with clinic work. We will also consider how diverse forms of writing that clinicians engage in, beyond traditional scholarship, can  “count” for scholarship purposes. Finally, we will explore the question of why clinicians should write, by examining the unique and important voice of clinicians and how scholarship can align with our goals of making a meaningful difference.