Session Materials – AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

Materials from Clinical Conference sessions will be available here before and after the meeting. If you are interested in materials for specific sessions, check back regularly.

Speakers

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Clinical Conference Materials

AALS Directors – Reflecting on Recent Expansions and Experimentations in Experiential Learning

Donna Lee, City University of New York School of Law
Presentation:   Experiential Learning Slides (1 slide per page)
Presentation:   Experiential Learning Slides (2 slides per page)

America Polarized: What Drives Us Apart? What Brings Us Together

Daniel Yudkin, Yale University
Presentation:   AALS Presentation

Anti-Bias Teaching and Supervision

Susan Brooks, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Article:   Rebellious Reflection: Supporting Community Lawyering Practice
Handout:   Demarris R. Evans Biography

Breaking the Hierarchy

Inga Laurent, Gonzaga University School of Law
Article:   Autonomy Support in the Classroom: A Review from Self-Determination Theory

Can State Bar Associations Overcome Polarization in the Academy and Improve Legal Education by Reforming Admissions Standards? Lessons from California

Charles Weisselberg, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Handout:   Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform: Phase I Final Report
Handout:   Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform: Phase II Final Report
Handout:   Implementing Recommendations for a Competency Training Requirement
Handout:   TFARR Competency Training Requirement

Death of a Clinic

Suzan Pritchett, Drake University Law School
Handout:   ABA Formal Op. 96-399
Handout:   ABA Informal Op. 1208
Handout:   ABA Informal Op. 1428
Handout:   North Carolina Ethics Opinion – Charlotte Law School

Competence Challenges vs. Conference Challenges: Exploring Tools for Combatting Imposter Syndrome

Kristen Hulse, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Handout:
Resources for Combatting Imposter Syndrome

Fostering Initiative: A Scientific Look at Why Some Students Lack Initiative and How to Help Them Develop this Skill

Nira Geevargis, University of San Francisco School of Law
Handout:   Mid-Term Self-Assessment
Handout:   Mid-Term Supervisor/Extern Meeting
Handout:   Professional Development Plan
Handout:   Self-Assessment Accessibility

I Just Met You, And This is Crazy, But Here’s My Number, So Call Me Maybe: Developing Student Attorney-Client Relationships and Communication from Afar

Anne Schaufele, American University Washington College of Law
Handout:   Interviewing Exercise
Handout:   Teaching Notes for Evidence Exercise
Presentation:   Developing Student Attorney-Client Relationships PowerPoint

Implementation Negotiation: A Transactional Skill that Builds on and Transforms Classic Negotiation Theory

Tina Stark, Emory University School of Law (retired)
Presentation:  Implementation Negotiation

Lawyering with Technology: Skills and Habits of Mind for Teaching How to Lawyer Effectively for Change

Ann Juergens, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Presentation:  Juergens et al Slides

Learning in Baby Jail: Lessons from Law Student Engagement in Immigration Detention Centers

Erica Schommer, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Article:   Family Detention Centers
Handout:   Teaching Tools
Handout:   Self-Care Assessment
Handout:   Overview of Asylum Process

Media Advocacy in Clinical Teaching: Reclaiming Client Narratives in a Time of Polarization

Anna Kirsch, Golden Gate University School of Law
Article:   Narrating Justice, Client-Centered Media Advocacy
Handout:   Teaching Media Materials
Handout:   Media Advocacy in Clinical Teaching Resource List
Handout:   Opportunity Agenda Toolkit

Meeting at the Intersection of Scholarship and Clinical Practice

Margaret Johnson, University of Baltimore School of Law
Handout:
Ethics of Using Client Stories in Legal Scholarship
Handout:
Ethics of Using Student Stories in Legal Scholarship
Presentation:
Decision Making Spectrum

Melting Polar Icebergs: Teaching Law Students to Access Empathy

Katie Meyer, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Presentation:   Intro to ACES Science and Resiliency
Presentation:   Empathy: The Challenge Working with Children and Families
Presentation:   Teaching Empathy and Self-Care as Core Skills in Asylum Advocacy
Presentation:   Speaking Truth to Power

Polarization in the Legal Academy: A Conversation on Looking Inward to Break New Ground

D’lorah Hughes, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Presentation:   Concurrent Polarization in the Legal Academy

Poster Session Innovation and Tradition – A Survey of IP and Technology Legal Clinics

Vicki Phillips, American University, Washington College of Law
Article:   Innovation and Tradition (Dahl and Phillips)
Handout:   Innovation and Tradition Visuals

Red-Bottom Shoe Activism: Privilege, Power, and Pedagogy

Karla McKanders, Vanderbilt University Law School
Handout:   Explanation of the Johari Window
Article:   How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Plain Jacket Became a Controversy
Article:   “Now, I’m free to do whatever”: Michelle Obama Explains her $3,900 Balenciaga Boots

Stimulating Simulations: Framing and Debriefing Provocative In-Class Roleplays

Lydia Nussbaum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Article:  Death of the Role-Play

Stories for the Non-Believer: Credibility, Psychology, and Persuasion

Estelle Mckee, Cornell Law School
Handout:  Stories Handout

The New Clinicians’ Tool Kit

Shanta Trivedi, University of Baltimore School of Law
Handout:  Tool Kit

Teaching About Racial and Economic Justice in the Age of Trump

Ragini Shah, Suffolk University Law School
Handout:  Resources for Addressing Privilege, Bias and Microaggressions in the Clinical Seminar and Evaluation of Student Engagement with these materials
Handout:   Teaching Racial and Economic Justice in the Age of Trump – May 5, 2019
Handout:  Resources that came up during and after session

Tools for Addressing Implicit Bias with the Next Generation

Susanna Greenberg, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Presentation:  Diversity and Inclusion PowerPoint
Handout:   ABA Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission Toolkit
Handout:   Notes from the Session

Untangling Fear in Lawyering

Heidi Brown, Brooklyn Law School
Handout:   A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy
Handout:   Book Excerpt
Presentation:   PowerPoint Slides

What’s Economic Inequality Got to Do with It? Everything! Strategies for Teaching Economic Inequality in Clinics

Gowri Krishna, New York Law School
Handout:
Description for Inequality Session

What We Talk About When We Talk About Empathy

Lynn Lu, City University of New York School of Law
Presentation:
The Power and Limitations of Empathy in the Battle for Justice

Will Bar Admission Standards Promote Adequate Legal Education in Practice Skills, Professionalism and Values for Tomorrow’s Lawyers? Lessons from New York

Vanessa Merton, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Handout:   New York State Bar Admission Skills and Values Competency Requirement
Handout:   Clinical Legal Education Association Comment on NY Bar Admission
Handout:   Overview of NYCBE’s Testing Task Force Study
Handout:   Request for Information about Your Law School’s Engagement with the NY Bar Admission Requirement