International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
Monash University Faculty of Law and the International Journal of Clinical Education invite you to our Conference
How Clinics Contribute to Communities, Students and the Legal Profession
28-30 November 2018
Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia
Optional Preliminary Workshop: Reflective Practice and Assessment in Clinical Legal Education
Tuesday 27 November, Monash University Clayton Campus 10 am - 3 pm
Limited places will be available for this workshop
Clinical Legal Education is distinctive in combining student learning, the pursuit of social justice and community service. Clinics can be an important bridge between the law school and the multiple parties interested in legal education and the legal profession. We look forward to exploring the ways in which these various groups can add value to our common endeavours.
Monash Faculty of Law is proud to host the 2018 International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference. We see the conference as a great opportunity to support our clinical program, share insights and develop links with Australian and international clinical colleagues. The conference will provide a springboard to explore and develop our practices in key areas such as student supervision, assessment and the development of professional identity in various clinical contexts. We will also focus on the future of clinical legal education, exploring new clinics and the potential of new technologies.
Monash Law has announced its ‘Clinical Guarantee’ whereby every enrolling student from 2018 is guaranteed a clinical experience if they wish to participate. This is an Australian first and includes the current development of a new clinic site in the Melbourne CBD. The new CBD clinic site is a key part of creating new experiential learning opportunities for Monash law students.
The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference is delighted that we are able to return to Australia in partnership again with Monash University. This conference promises to be one of our best yet. We retain our collegial approach to sharing the best of our teaching, practice and research alongside an increased focus this year on hands on sessions that enable us all to develop approaches that we can put into practice on our return home. I’m particularly grateful to Professor Jeff Giddings and his colleagues for their work in organising this year’s conference. Jeff is kindly putting in a second stint after hosting our highly successful 2013 conference in Brisbane. Our host organisers are one of the two most important factors in the success of the conference. The other is of course the quality of the work presented and the open approach of our global community of clinical delegates to both the formal elements and the not so formal – the conversations that take place over coffee and lunch and often long into the night. To those who are new to the conference, welcome we look forward to your contribution; to those who are returning, we very much look forward to seeing you again.
Call for proposals extended to 30 June 2018
We have already accepted a range of proposals, details of which will be included on this site in the near future.
We will consider proposals received up until 30 June, 2018. Presentations will be in traditional conference paper format, with twenty-minute presentations and 10 minutes for discussion.
If you want to propose a presentation in a different format (such as a longer workshop), contact Jeff Giddings (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information contact the Conference Convenor, Professor Jeff Giddings, Monash Faculty of Law, email@example.com
The Conference Program
Day One: Wednesday 28 November 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Festschrift for Professor Adrian Evans
(ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft: A collection of writings or papers in honour of a respected scholar)
For enquires about this session contact Associate Professor Kate Seear (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Limited places available. Attendance for this session is free, but requires registration
The Conference will start with a late afternoon panel discussion on the topic:
"What is the secret spice in Clinical Legal Education?"
An evening Welcome reception will follow the panel discussion.
Day Two: Thursday 29 November 2018
Participants will work in streams to address:
*Assessment and feedback
*Preparing students and supervisors for clinic
Venue: Melbourne Zoo
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Return bus transport will be provided for the 15-minute trip to the Zoo and return to Melbourne CBD.
Spouses and partners are welcome to attend the Conference Dinner. Cost: $130, payable via the registrations page.
Day Three: Friday, 30 November 2018
Plenary Session (morning)
Supporting students to act consistently with their values
For the remainder of the day participants will work in streams to address:
*Ethics and Values
Editorial Breakfast Cafe
Days two and three of the conference will include Breakfast Cafés designed to foster ideas for clinical scholarship. IJCLE editor, Elaine Hall will lead this new initiative, aimed at developing research ideas into publications and opportunities for international collaboration.
On day two Elaine will be available to discuss with people over breakfast the process of publishing for the journal – timescales, forms of submission, any other questions
On day three Elaine will hear short pitches for publications and give feedback. The pitches should be no more than 3 minutes long and cover the key message of the paper and its audience.
Breakfast will be provided. Places will be limited to 30 participants.
If you would like to join the Editorial Breakfast Cafés, please contact Toni Waser (email@example.com) and indicate your intention to attend.
Reflective Practice and Assessment in Clinical Legal Education
Tuesday 27 November, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University Clayton Campus
Transport from Melbourne CBD to Clayton Campus and return is included in workshop registration fee.
This day is designed to be interactive, with workshops rather than presentations. It is expected that the sessions will involve problem-solving, small group activities with report-backs. It is designed with the objective that clinicians will be able to learn from each other, sharing their experiences and expertise in a casual, supportive and informal environment
For details, contact Associate Professor Ross Hyams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Places for this workshop are limited to 60 participants.
Confirmed Speakers and Topics
Doug Ferguson, Supervision in the clinic setting
Daniel Ghezelbash and Rebekah Stevens, Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic: A new cost effective model for clinical legal education
Neil Gold and Johnny Hall, Preparation for clinic, profession and life
Frieda Grealy, Effective lawyering skills and the impact of street law experience on tomorrow's solicitors in Ireland
Susan Jones, Law and entrepreneurship in global legal education
Bronwyn Naylor, Howard & Ogilvie, Multidisciplinary prison clinic
Richard Owen, Elisabeth Griffiths and Elaine Hall, Investigating the explicit and implicit "talk rules" in clinical teaching
Jacquie Svenson et al, Reflections on reciprocity in international clinical externships in law
Jackie Weinberg, Innovation and opportunity in technology and the law: the virtual clinic
All participants are required to register, even if they are presenting a paper.
The registration fee includes:
- A panel discussion followed by an evening reception on Wednesday November 28
- All sessions on Thursday November 29 and Friday November 30 (including lunches and morning and afternoon teas)
- The Conference Dinner on Thursday November 29 at the Melbourne Zoo (Including cost of transport from conference venue to Melb Zoo and return) (Spouses and partners welcome to attend the dinner; cost $130 payable via registration page, see below)
The registration fee does not include:
- Preliminary Workshop on Tuesday 27 November (separate registration fee applies)
A reduced registration fee is available for participants who are also presenting a paper
Early Bird Rate for ordinary participants|
(Must register by Friday 31 August)
Early Bird Rate for Presenters|
(Must register by Friday 31 August)
Full registration for ordinary participants|
(For registrations on or after 1 September 2018)
Full registration for presenters|
(For registrations on or after 1 September 2018)
|Conference Dinner guests||$130|
Tuesday November 27
Preliminary Workshop: Reflective Practice and Assessment in Clinical Legal Education
Limited to 50 registrants
Thursday November 29 and Friday November 30
Editorial Breakfast Cafés
Limited to 30 participants.
To join the Editorial Breakfast Cafés, please contact Toni Waser (email@example.com) and indicate your intention to attend.
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Optional Social Activities
Saturday December 1
Day trip to the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne: A bird watching tour of Sherbrooke Forest will be followed by lunch and an afternoon stroll before returning to Melbourne.
Limited places available. To register your interest in this trip please email Professor Jeff Giddings on: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also exploring the possibility of a day trip to the Surf Coast, south west of Melbourne.
Accommodation and Travel
The conference venue is the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, in the heart of the CBD. The venue is well-situated for hotels, restaurants and public transport options.
Delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation. A selection of accommodation suggestions in the vicinity of the Law Chambers is available here.
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is the main international and domestic airport serving the city. It is located approximately 23 kilometres from the city centre. There is a frequent shuttle service (‘SkyBus’) from the airport to Southern Cross coach and railway station on the western edge of the CBD. The bus departs from outside Terminals 1, 3 and 4. An adult one-way ticket on Skybus currently costs AU$19 (return $36, as at December 2017). SkyBus also provides a free hotel shuttle to its passengers from Southern Cross station to most of the major city hotels. Licensed taxis and Uber rides are also available at Tullamarine airport. A one-way licensed taxi to the city should cost approximately AU$55-$65.
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