CLEA EXTERNSHIP COMMITTEE
CLEA Externship Committee
The Externship Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association ("CLEA") was created in 2011 to advise CLEA on issues relating to externships and to advocate on behalf of externship teachers. The Committee has played a significant role in supporting CLEA's advocacy on field placement issues before the ABA.
In doing so, it has helped to mobilize externship teachers nationally. It has co-sponsored Town Halls at the last four Externship Conferences. It has delivered sessions on externship standards at the last several AALS Clinical Conferences. In 2016, it delivered widely-attended webinars on new revisions to ABA standards. In 2017, it will deliver a webinar on allowing compensation for field placements under new ABA rules and will conduct a survey to determine how law schools have approached the change.
Feel free to contact any member of the CLEA Externship Committee with questions or concerns about externship teaching generally, especially with respect to the ABA regulation of externships.