The Planning Committee for the 2020 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education seeks volunteers to facilitate working groups at the upcoming conference in May. Facilitators sit at the heart of conference by helping their groups to explore conference themes and discuss areas of shared clinical work and teaching. Each working group is led by two volunteers and organized by subject area or affinity.

Submit your volunteer application form by Friday, March 6. Please choose one or two subject areas that you would be comfortable facilitating—flexibility matters in the event that lack of space or low subscription necessitates a change to the subjects offered. We will work to match facilitators based on preference.


Sunday, May 3, 11 am – 12 pm: Facilitators’ preparation meeting (optional)
Monday, May 4, 2:15 pm – 3:45pm: Working Group session 1
Tuesday, May 5, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Working Group session 2


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.

Working group facilitators, like all law school teachers who participate in the Clinical Conference, pay the registration fee and their own expenses for the conference.

The following topics will be offered:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Assoc. Deans of Experiential Educ.
Civil Rights/Discrimination/Race/LGBTQ
Clinic Administrators
Community Economic Development
Community Lawyering
Consumer Law & Tax
Criminal Law
Critical Theory
Elder/Disability/ Health
Environmental Externships
Family/Domestic Violence

International Human Rights
Juvenile Law
Medical-Legal Partnership/Interdisciplinary Clinics
Mindfulness & Self-Care
Poverty Law/Public Benefits
Scholarship (leaders already selected)
Transactional Law/Small Business

The Planning Committee will notify applicants of their decision by March 13. Contact Lisa R. Radtke Bliss or Katie Tinto with questions.

Stay tuned: registration for the conference will open early in February!