International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference

Monash University Faculty of Law and the International Journal of Clinical Education invite you to our Conference

Adding Value
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.

Welcome

"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." - Professor Jeff Giddings, Associate Dean (Experiential Education), Monash Faculty of Law


"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. " - Jonny Hall, Head of Strategic Projects, Northumbria University

For more information contact the Conference Convenor, Professor Jeff Giddings, Monash Faculty of Law, jeff.giddings@monash.edu

The Conference Program

IJCLE 2018 – Program as at 27/11/18

Pre-conference Workshop - Tuesday November 27 – Monash University Clayton Campus

8:30

Bus departs Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne for Clayton Campus

 

9:30 – 10:15

Tour of Monash Law Clinics – Clayton & Monash Law Moot Court

 

10:15 – 11:15

Reflective Practices in Clinical Legal Education

Rachel Spencer & Susan Brooks

11:15 – 11:30

Morning tea

 

11:30 – 13:00

Reflection, Emotion & Student Wellbeing

Kate Seear, Catherine Klein & Paula Galowitz

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch

 

13:45 – 14:30

The Domains of Reflection in Law

Michele Leering

14:30 – 15:15

Assessment of Student Reflections

Ross Hyams

15:15

Bus departs for Monash University Law Chambers

 

Day 1 - Wednesday November 28 – Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

13:00-16:00

Festschrift for Adrian Evans

Organiser - Kate Seear

From 16:00

Registration & tour of Monash Law Clinics - Melbourne

 

17:30  or 17:00?

Conference Welcome - including Acknowledgement of Country

Jeff Giddings, Jonny Hall & Indigenous Elder

 

Conference Opening

Monash Law Dean, Professor Bryan Horrigan

18:00

Panel - What's the secret spice in Clinical Legal Education

 

18:45 - 20:00

Opening Reception

 

Day 2 - Thursday, November 29 – Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

From 8:00

Editorial Breakfast Café

Elaine Hall

From 8:30

Registration

 

8:45

Plenary – Overview of the Day

 

9:00

Parallel sessions - 3 presentations x 5 panels

 

Parallel Sessions - #1

Victoria Roper

Interdisciplinary clinics

Katia Ferrar, Matthew Atkinson, Betty Kontoleon & Anja Kantic

Interdisciplinary clinics

Robin Palmer

From Law Clinic to Legislation

Susan Brooks & Neil Gold

Fostering wholehearted lawyers

Rachel Dunn

How influential are Supervisors?

Richard Owen, Elisabeth Griffiths & Elaine Hall

‘talk rules’ in clinical teaching

Elaine Campbell

Autoethnographic exploration of law clinic supervisory practice

Julienne Jen & Eric T. M. Cheung

Clinic at the University of Hong Kong

Alan East

Advocacy in clinical legal education: presenting cases in tribunals

Nicholas Bleckinsop

Poverty Law Clinic as Locus for “Reconciliation”

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Sessions #2

Ufuk Aydin

Online externship opportunities

Karen Powell and Nancy Neslund

Client-Centered Lawyering in an Online Context

Matthew Atkinson & Margaret Castles

Exploring student attitudes to online reflective learning

(TBC) Sampson Erugo

Ethics and values as the core of clinic

Caroline Strevens

‘Proud to be part of clinic’: An exploration of teaching in clinic and its link to the well-being of law teachers

Douglas Ferguson

Supervision in the Clinic Setting

Sue Schechter

Supervision:  Field Supervisor as Teacher

Diane Anagnos

“What I wish I knew”: what should solicitors know before deciding to go clinical?

Nigel Duncan

Researching students’ emotional responses to challenging encounters in a live clinic setting

Kate Seear

Do law clinics need trigger warnings?

Anna Copeland & Mary Anne Kenny

Teaching clinic within a practice of injustice

Anna Howard, Bronwyn Naylor & Kat Ogilvy

Multidisciplinary prison clinic

Elida Nogoibaeva & Kanykei Kasybekova

Introducing a human rights focus to a required clinic course

Cate Sumner & Nani Zulminarni

University and Paralegal clinics in Indonesia

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Parallel Sessions #3

Kieran Durcan

Law clinics coming of age

Mandy Shircore & Michael Murray

Developing the Lawyer of the Future: The vital role for clinical legal education

Claire Carroll and Brad Jessup

Australian Clinical Legal Education: Third Wave

Nicholas Bleckinsop

Clinic Lawyer as Experiential Educator

Sue Schechter

Supporting our Students to do Social Justice in Times of Struggle

(TBC) Maryam Idris Abdulkadir

Role of Law Clinics in Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees Camps in Nigeria

Tribe Mkwebu

Strategies for law clinic students

Brea Lowenberger

Teaching and Assessing Reflective Practice: What are we assessing and giving feedback on?

Michele Leering

Vital, Viable, and Visible Reflective Practice

Neil Gold & Jonny Hall

Preparation for clinic, profession & life

Linda Smith

Student presentation of self

Daniel Ghezelbash & Rebekah Stevens

Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic: A New Cost-Effective Model for Clinical Legal Education?

Catherine Campbell

The Cherbourg-QUT Project: A model for Legal Clinics to engage with Aboriginal Communities

Stephan van der Merwe

Intentional about impact: Changing lives and laws through the work of University Law Clinics

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon Tea

   

15:30 – 17:00

Parallel Sessions #4

   

Andy Unger

Students – listen up! Clinic makes you smarter

Jocelyn Milne & Tania Leiman

Introducing a 3rd space approach

Deepa Mattoo & Amanda Dale

Feminist Advocacy: Clinical Legal Education Ethics and Feminist Legal Theory Reconciled

Claire Carroll and Genevieve Bolton

Clinical Legal Education: Through the Looking Glass

Peter Joy

Client Confidentiality and the Digital Realm

Linda Smith

The Drive to Advise

Jill Alexander & Elisabeth Griffiths

Fairness Project

Jeff Giddings & Melissa Fletcher

Cultivating a Field of Dreams on Shifting Sands: Implementing a Clinical Guarantee

Ross Hyams

How do Work Integrated Learning ‘projects’ connect with clinical legal education?

Riette Du Plessis

45 years of CLE in South Africa

Lynette Osiemo

50 years of legal education in Kenya

Ben Walsh

Young Workers Centre and Direct Action

17:30Buses depart for Melbourne Zoo   
18:00 - 22:00

Conference Dinner - Melbourne Zoo

   

Day 3 - Friday, November 30 – Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

From 8:00

Editorial Breakfast Café

Elaine Hall

From 8:30

Registration

 

9:00

Plenary – Supporting students to act consistently with their values - Lisa Bliss, Paula Galowitz, Catherine Klein, Pamela Taylor-Barnett, Veronika Tomosková & Leah Wortham

 

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea

   

11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Sessions #5

   

Richard Owen

The Sustainability Agenda and the Challenge to Law School Clinics

Adrian Evans

Greenprint for a climate defence clinic

Kate Fischer-Doherty, Su Robertson, Lisa Bliss

Defining and Balancing Stakeholder Expectations to Achieve Excellence in External Clinical Legal Education Opportunities

Jacquie Svenson et al

Reflections on reciprocity in international clinical externships in law

Susan Jones & Janet Jackson

Law & Entrepreneurship in Global Clinical Education

Jocelyn Milne & Tania Leiman

Creating a chatbot in a clinic setting

Neil Graffin, Francine Ryan and Hugh McFaul

Collaborative learning in online clinical legal education

Lourens Grove & Dennis Kriel

The Law Clinic Game

Elaine Hall

Adding Value? Values as demonstrated in the ‘curriculum as experienced’

Nancy Maurer & Steve Falati

Taking Assessment Out of the Classroom: Assessing the Skills and Values We Really Care About

Catherine Campbell & Sue Schechter

Practical Frameworks for Teaching and Assessing Student Reflections

Michelle Christopher (via Zoom)

Can Law Schools Teach Empathy?

Anthony Hopkins

Compassion in Clinical Legal Education: recognising clinics as a site for realising compassion

Rachel Spencer & Jackie Weinberg

Student well-being in clinical programs

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

   

13:30 – 14:30

Parallel Sessions #6

   

Jackie Weinberg

Innovation & Opportunity in Technology & the Law- The Virtual Clinic

Judy Harrison & Sarouche Razi

Kimberley rising: radical remoteness and radical clinical pedagogy

Adiva Sifris & Sylvia Maramis

The Trials and Tribulations of Practising Family Law in a Clinical Environment

Steve Levett

It may be legal but is it law?

Liz Curran

Learning from Empirical Research on Effective Legal Practice

Tracye Edwards & Reena Parambath

Center stage: Focusing the Spotlight on Students Leading “Professional Meetings”

Anna Cody

Confidence, competence and purpose

David McQuoid-Mason

Developing Standards for Street Law Programmes

Freda Grealy

Effective lawyering skills and the impact of Street law experiences on tomorrow’s solicitors in Ireland.

14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Tea

   

15:00 – 16:30

Plenary session

Student perspectives

Themes from the parallel sessions

Building on IJCLE 2018

   

16:30

Conference close

  

Plenary Presenters

Supporting students to act consistently with their values

Conference materials

Plenary session material:

  1. Values Template
  2. Chapters with Core Concepts
  3. Presentation Scenarios and Guidelines for Peer Coaching
  4. Key Self Assessment Questions
  5. Bibliography
  6. Ways teachers are using GVV
  7. Palacky University law school GVV exercise

Confirmed Speakers and Topics

Jill Alexander and Elisabeth Griffiths, Fairness Project

Dianne Agnanos, "What I wish I knew": What should solicitors know before deciding to go clinical?

Matthew Atkinson and Margaret Castles, Exploring student attitudes to on-line reflective learning

Ufuk Aydin, On-line externship opportunities

Susan Brooks and Neil Gold, Fostering wholehearted lawyers

Susan Brooks, Michaela Keet and  Brea Lowenberger, Teaching and assessing reflective practice: What are we assessing and giving feedback on?

Catherine Campbell, The Cherbourg-QUT Project: A model for legal clinics to engage with aboriginal communities

Catherine Campbell and Sue Schechter, Practical frameworks for teaching and assessing student reflections

Elaine Campbell, Making the case for auto ethnographic exploration of law clinic supervisory practice

Claire Carroll and  Genevieve Bolton, Clinical legal education: Through the looking glass

Claire Carroll and Brad Jessup, Australian clinical legal education: Third wave

Anna Cody, Confidence, competence and purpose: How a short clinical experience makes a difference in a law student’s mental health and sense of purpose

Anna Copeland and Mary Anne Kenny, Teaching clinic within a practice of injustice: Clinical legal education with asylum seekers in Australia

Michelle Christopher, Presentation slides

Liz Curran, Learning from empirical research on effective legal practice

Nigel Duncan, Researching students' emotional responses to challenging encounters in a live clinic

Rachel Dunn, How influential are supervisors in law clinics?

Riette Du Plessis, 45 years of clinical legal education in South Africa: Transforming the curriculum

Kieran Durcan, Law clinics coming of age in UK clinical legal education

Alan East, Advocacy in clinical legal education: presenting real life cases in real life tribunals

Tracye Edwards and Reeva Parambath, Centre stage: Focusing the spotlight on students leading "professional meetings" as a tool for professional development

Adrian Evans, Greenprint for a climate defence clinic

Katia Ferrar, Mathew Atkinson, Betty Kontoleon, Anja Katic, Presentation slides

Kate Fischer-Doherty, Su Robertson and Lisa BlissDefining and balancing stakeholder expectations to achieve excellence in external clinical legal education opportunities

Jeff Giddings and Melissa Fletcher, Cultivating a field of dreams on shifting sands: Implementing a Clinical Guarantee

Neill Graffin, Francine Ryan and Hugh McFaul, Collaborative learning in on-line clinical legal education

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 Jonny HallPreparation for clinic, profession and life

Frieda Grealy, Effective lawyering skills and the impact of street law experience on tomorrow's solicitors in Ireland

Elaine Hall, Adding value? Values as demonstrated in the 'curriculum as experienced'

Anthony Hopkins, Compassion in clinical legal education: Recognising clinics as a site for realising compassion

Ross Hyams, How do integrated learning 'projects' connect with clinical legal education?

Julienne Jen and Eric T M Chueng, UHK clinic

Susan Jones, Law and entrepreneurship in global legal education

Peter Joy, Client confidentiality and the digital realm paper proposal

Michele Leering, Vital, viable and visible reflective practice

Nancy Maurer and Seve Falati, Taking assessment out of the classroom: Assessing the skills and values we really care about

David McQuoid-Mason, Developing standards for street law programmes

Jocelyn Milne and Tania Leiman, Introducing a 3rd space approach

Jocelyn Milne and Tania Leiman, Creating a 'chatbot' in a clinic setting

Tribe Mkwebu, Strategies for law clinic students

Bronwyn Naylor, Anna Howard & Katherine Ogilvie, Multidisciplinary prison clinic

Elida Nogobaeva and Kanyeki Kasybeko, Introducing a human rights focus to a required clinical course

Lynette Osiemo, Presentation slides

Olusegun Osinibi, Intersections between Yoruba cultural values and clinical legal education in Nigeria

Richard Owen, The sustainability agenda and the challenge to law school clinics

Richard Owen, Elisabeth Griffiths and Elaine Hall, Investigating the explicit and implicit "talk rules" in clinical teaching

Robin Palmer, From law clinic to legislation: Using law reform and legislative drafting clinics in LLB course options in university law schools

Karen Powell, and Nancy Neslund, Presentations slides

Sarouche Razi and Judy HarrisonKimberley rising: radical remoteness and radical clinical pedagogy

Victoria Roper, Interdisciplinary clinics - The next step in the evolution of clinical education?

Sue Schechter, Supervision: Field supervisor as teacher

Sue Schechter, Supporting our students to do social justice in times of struggle

Kate Seear, Do law clinics need trigger warnings?

Mandy Shircore and Michael Murray, Developing the lawyer of the future: The vital role for clinical legal education

Adiva Sifris and Sylvia Maramis, The trials and tribulations of practising law in a clinical environment

Linda Smith, The drive to advise

Linda Smith, Student presentation of self

Rachel Spencer and Jackie Weinberg, Student well-being in clinical programs

Caroline Strevens, Proud to be part of a clinic: An exploration of teaching in clinic and its links to the well-being of law teachers

Cate Sumner, University and paralegal clinics in Indonesia

Jacquie Svenson, Reflections on reciprocity in international clinical externships in law

Stephan van der Merwe, Intentional about impact: Changing lives and laws through the work of University Law Clinics

Ben WalshYoung Workers Centre direct action

Jackie Weinberg, Innovation and opportunity in technology and the law: The virtual clinic!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

Please contact Jeff Giddings (jeff.giddings@monash.edu) for any enquiries

Related Events

Tuesday November 27
Preliminary Workshop: Reflective Practice and Assessment in Clinical Legal Education
Limited to 50 registrants


Wednesday November 28 1pm - 4pm
Festschrift for Professor Adrian Evans
Places limited. Register now


Thursday November 29 and Friday November 30
Editorial Breakfast Cafés
Limited to 30 participants. 

To join the Editorial Breakfast Cafés, please contact Toni Waser (toni.waser@monash.edu) and indicate your intention to attend.

December 6-8
International Legal Ethics Conference (Melbourne Law School, ) 

December 12-15
The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (Wollongong Law School)

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: jeff.giddings@monash.edu

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.

Visa Requirements

Information on Australian visa requirements is available from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website

You can also visit the Department of Home Affairs Visa Finder facility for assistance.