The 2024 AALS Clinical Conference Planning Committee seeks volunteers to facilitate working groups at the 2024 Conference. Each working group will be led by two volunteers and organized by subject area or affinity group. 

Working group facilitators sit at the heart of conference by helping their groups to explore conference themes and address shared concerns. This year’s theme, “Unfinished Arcs: Resistance and Resilience Amid Backlash,” focuses on how clinical educators can honor the ethos of resistance and resilience found in advocates fighting injustice in the face of backlash and retrenchment. As we explore this theme, hear from our plenary speakers, and learn about the work of colleagues across the country, we invite Working Groups to facilitate conversations on how to hone and develop the traits of resistance and resilience in our day-to-day work teaching and training law students.  

Working Group conversations can also go wherever their members want to go; the sessions provide an opportunity to have sustained conversations over the weekend about any issues that advance your clinical teaching and practice. Facilitators should be willing to plan sessions that give meaningful consideration of the conference theme, foster dialogue, and ensure an inclusive forum for discussion. 

​Submit the Online Form by Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Please choose up to two subject areas that you would be comfortable facilitating.We will work to match facilitators with groups based on your preferences.

When

​Facilitators’ Preparation Meeting: TBD (via Zoom in advance of conference)
Thursday, May 2, 2024: 3:00-4:30 p.m.: Working Group Session 1  
Friday, May 3, 2024: 10:15-11:45 a.m.: Working Group Session 2 
Saturday, May 5, 2024: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Working Group Session 3

Who

​Working group facilitators pay the registration fee and their own expenses for the conference.

The following topics will be offered:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Associate Deans of Experiential Education
Child Advocacy/Education Law
Civil Rights
Clinic Administrators
Community Economic Development/Small Business
Community Lawyering
Criminal/Juvenile Delinquency Law
Critical Theory
Domestic Violence

Environmental
Externships
Family Defense
Family Law
Housing
Immigration
International Human Rights Law
Legislative/Policy 
Medical-Legal Partnerships/Interdisciplinary Clinics
Transactional Law
Veterans Clinic

The Planning Committee will review all submissions and notify you of their decision by Feb. 9, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Godfrey or Rachel Moran.