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2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

Externships Works in Progress Session

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9:00 – 10:15 AM

The AALS Scholarship and Professional Engagement Subcommittee has conducted two webinars:

Jump Start Your Scholarship Webinar

Jump Start Your Scholarship PowerPoint

March 2019

Presented by:

Jodi Balsam, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Externship Programs, Brooklyn Law School

Meg Reuter, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Field Placement Programs, University of Missouri - Kansas City


Scholarship for Externship Faculty Webinar

October 2017

Presented by:

Linda Smith, James T. Jensen Professor of Law at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law

This is a selected bibliography of scholarship relating to the design, critique, and pedagogy of legal externships compiled by Christine Cerniglia (Stetson), D'lorah Hughes (UC-Irvine) and Marjorie Silver (Touro). 

Did we miss something? If so. please add to this editable version of the bibliography.

Asian Journal of Legal Education


"The Asian Journal of Legal Education primarily aims to promote continuous academic research and dialogue among the legal fraternity about the reform of legal education in the Asian Region. Sharing of experiences and concerns about issues involving pedagogy of law, legal aid, promoting access to justice by law schools and experiential learning of law to strengthen efforts of justice education will be of great interest for the journal." From the Asian Journal of Legal Education Website

Clinical Law Review

"The Clinical Law Review (ISSN 1079-1159) is a semi-annual peer-edited journal devoted to issues of lawyering theory and clinical legal education. The Review is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), and New York University School of Law. The views expressed in the Review are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the sponsoring organizations, the institutions with which the authors are affiliated, or others.

The Review welcomes unsolicited articles (as well as essays, comments, and other types of shorter pieces) on lawyering, clinical teaching, legal practice, or related subjects. Text and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.). Because the Review employs a system of anonymous peer review of manuscripts as part of its process of selecting articles for publication, manuscripts should not bear the author's name or identifying information." From NYU Law Website

Clinical Law Review Clinical Writers’ Workshop 


The Clinical Law Review will hold its next Clinical Writers’ Workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at NYU Law School. The registration deadline is June 30, 2019.


The Workshop provides an opportunity for clinical teachers who are writing about any subject (clinical pedagogy, substantive law, interdisciplinary analysis, empirical work, etc.) to meet with other clinicians writing on related topics to discuss their works-in-progress and brainstorm ideas for further development of their articles. Attendees will meet in small groups organized, to the extent possible, by the subject matter in which they are writing. Each group will “workshop” the draft of each member of the group.


Participation in the Workshop requires the submission of a paper because the workshop takes the form of small group sessions in which all members of the group comment on each other’s manuscripts. By June 30, 2019, all applicants must submit a mini-draft or prospectus, 3-5 pages in length, of the article they intend to present at the workshop. Full drafts of the articles will be due by September 1, 2019. 


As in the previous Clinical Law Review Workshops, participants will not have to pay an admission or registration fee but will have to arrange and pay for their own travel and lodging. To assist those who wish to participate but who need assistance for travel and lodging, NYU Law School has created a fund for scholarships to help pay for travel and lodging. The scholarships are designed for those clinical faculty who receive little or no travel support from their law schools and who otherwise would not be able to attend this workshop without scholarship support. Applicants for scholarships will be required to submit, with their 3-5 page prospectus that is due by June 30, a proposed budget for travel and lodging and a brief statement of why the scholarship would be helpful in supporting their attendance at this conference. The Board will review all scholarship applications and issue decisions about scholarships in early July. The scholarships are conditioned upon recipients’ meeting all requirements for workshop participation, including submission of drafts by the deadlines set forth above, and will be capped at a maximum of $750 per person.


Information about the Workshop – including the Registration form, scholarship application form, and information for reserving hotel rooms – is available on-line at:


For more information, contact Randy Hertz at

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

"The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education is an international peer reviewed open access journal devoted to the innovative field of clinical legal education.


The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education publishes a range of articles, including: reviewed articles, practice reports, from the field, editorials and reviews. One of the ways in which we will be helping readers to navigate is by grouping papers in the following strands:

  • Clinic, the University and Society: this strand addresses the role of clinic as an instrument for civic engagement, access to justice and societal change.  

  • Teaching and Learning in Clinic: this strand investigates the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment used to prepare students for and support students during their clinical experience.

  • Research and Impact:  this strand will focus on the evidence base for clinical education and will explore the weight of evidence and the knowledge claims. 

We welcome submissions from practitioners from all legal and educational jurisdictions and from allied fields." From IJCLE Website

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference

"The journal organizes an annual conference with the first International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference being held in London in July 2003, the conference has been hosted in South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, England and Spain with the latest being held in the Czech Republic. Delegates from more than 50 countries have participated in these conferences. Papers from these annual conferences together with submissions from clinicians worldwide provide highly relevant and topical material for what has over the last decade become a respected resource in the field of clinical legal education." From IJCE Website 

Click here for more information about the 2019 IJCLE Conference.

Journal of Legal Education

"The quarterly Journal of Legal Education, JLE, published since 1948, is made available without cost to full-time faculty at member schools through the courtesy of West and Foundation Press, which print the Journal. The Journal is edited for a term of years by faculty at a member school or schools. Currently, Northeastern University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law are providing the editorial leadership, as well as administrative and financial support. The AALS provides some financial and mailing support. An editorial board of 12 faculty members reviews submissions and provides policy advice.The Journal addresses issues confronting legal educators, including curriculum development, teaching methods and scholarship, and serves as an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship and teaching." From JLE Website

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