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9th Annual Southern Clinical Conference October 11-12, 2019

Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Tulane Law School.


We invite you and your colleagues to attend the 9th Annual Southern Clinical Conference to be held at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Tulane Law School on October 11–12, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Registration/check-in and organized group dinners begin October 11, Friday morning at 8am. The plenaries, panels, and works in progress kick off following registration at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  On Saturday, the conference continues at Tulane Law School.

The theme for the 2019 Southern Clinical Conference is: “Telling the Clinic Story: Articulating the Impact of Clinical Education”

Clinical legal education faces a persistent need to articulate its impact: on students, on schools, on communities, and on the course of social justice. We have a wide range of data from which to draw: quantitative and numerical sources, such as student hours, time records, and client outcomes; and qualitative and textual sources, including work product, exit interviews, student journals . . . and client outcomes. Gathering and assessing this data poses unique challenges and opportunities. In addition, in-house clinics and externships face overlapping but distinct issues in working on the task.

Please join us for plenary, concurrent, and works in progress sessions that explore the diverse ways clinical faculty, both in-house and externship, can articulate the impact of their work. We seek presentations that address the challenges of description and assessment: who are our intended audiences? How can we use both numbers and stories to capture our impact? What successes and barriers have we encountered? And finally, what lessons can we draw that will help us improve our work and strengthen our impact? The conference provides opportunities to engage in vibrant discussions, network with like-minded colleagues, discover new and exciting collaborative possibilities, and take home valuable information that will improve your work and service as an experiential educator.

New Clinicians 

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) is pleased to offer a New Clinicians Program in conjunction with the 2019 Southern Clinical Conference.  The New Clinicians Program is offered on Thursday, October 11th [Time TBA] The New Clinicians Program builds from the Clinical Legal Education Association’s bi-annual New Clinicians Conference and is designed for educators with fewer than five years of clinical teaching experience.  The program will offer focused content on classroom teaching and supervision as well as opportunities for open forum small-group discussion. We welcome teachers of clinics and externships with 1 to 5 years of experience as well as those with more experience who are interested in re-exploring these topics.  The sessions are designed to complement the bi-annual New Clinicians Conference and will be tailored to the identified interests and concerns of attendees. The program aims to equip new clinicians with ideas and tools to bring back to their programs and provides the opportunity to build relationships with one another.  To participate in the New Clinicians Program, register for the Southern Clinical Conference - select New Clinicians option.

Conference Schedule

View the Conference Schedule.  


Tulane and Loyola Universities have secured discount rates with many area hotels. A link to hotel options is available here (Click “Visit Tulane” at the link to compare options) or here (Loyola).  Loyola Law School and Tulane Law School are located very close to each other in the uptown area of New Orleans.  The links posted here include hotels that are uptown and downtown.  There is no official conference hotel.  Please note that Hampton Inn St. Charles Avenue is about 2 miles on the streetcar from both Tulane Law School and Loyola Law School.  

Getting to New Orleans

Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is provided to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for approximately $20 (per person, one way) or $38 (per person, round trip). Call 1-866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 for more information and to make a reservation.  Advance reservations are required 48 hours in advance for all ADA accessible transfers.

Taxi/ Cab Stand: Taxi service is available to and from the airport.  A taxi ride costs approximately $33 for one or two persons and $14 (per passenger) for three or more passengers.  Pick-up from the airport is located on the lower level, outside of the baggage claim area.


The registration fee is $125 (by Sept. 20), thereafter $150.  

Register here.  

Request for Proposal

Proposals should be submitted by August 2, 2019 via the online form located here.

Works and Ideas in Progress

Works and Ideas in Progress: WIP proposals for the conference should be sent direct to Crystal Shin, - deadline August 2, 2019.  Please put "WIP" in subject line.