Working Groups – AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

The Planning Committee seeks volunteers to facilitate working groups in San Francisco. 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 the conference by helping their groups to explore conference themes and address shared concerns.


  • Saturday, May 4, 5– 6 pm: Facilitators’ preparation meeting
  • Sunday, May 5, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Working Group session 1
  • Monday, May 6, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Working Group session 2


  • Facilitators with diversity of viewpoint, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, faith, geographical location, years of experience, type of school, type of clinic, and similar factors
  • Facilitators willing to plan meaningful consideration of the conference theme, foster continuing dialogue, and ensure an inclusive forum for discussion


Volunteer via the submission form by March 1. Please choose two subject areas that you would be comfortable facilitating. This flexibility matters: topics offered may be changed based on available space and registration rates. We will work to match facilitators with groups based on your preferences.

The following topics will be offered:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Clinicians
  • Child Advocacy/Education
  • Civil Rights/Discrimination/Race/LGBTQ
  • Disability
  • Clinic Administrators
  • Community Economic Development
  • Community Lawyering
  • Consumer Law & Low Income Tax
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Theory
  • Elder & Disability Law
  • Environmental
  • Externships
  • Family/Domestic Violence
  • Housing
  • Human Rights (International)
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legislative/Policy Lawyer
  • Medical-Legal Partnership/Interdisciplinary Clinics
  • Polarization (any background)
  • Pop-Ups
  • Poverty Law/Public Benefits
  • Rural
  • Transactional Law/Small Business
  • Veterans Clinic