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Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference

On March 16-17, 2012 BABSEA, CLE, Singapore Management University, and Northumbria International Journal of Clinical Legal Education are hosting the Inaugural Singapore CLE Conference and Workshop.

With both participants and speakers coming with extensive CLE backgrounds from around the Southeast Asia region, REGISTER NOW and be sure not to miss out on what will be a groundbreaking event in building the pro bono initiative in Singapore.

 Conference Synopsis

The importance of pro bono work was emphasised during the Opening of Legal Year 2012, with the Chief Justice articulating the need to actively cultivate a culture of doing pro bono work.

It is against this backdrop that the Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and CLE Training of Trainers Workshop are launched. The Conference and Workshop will serve as a forum to create opportunities for promoting Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Singapore, the ASEAN region and the globe. The promotion of CLE ties in well with the expressed desire to revitalise Singapore’s pro bono scene.

CLE programs provide important legal and civic knowledge and help develop skills in the participating students and community members. Through CLE, students learn how to use the law to serve society, and the communities they interact with correspondingly learn to trust that the law will protect their rights.

The Conference and Workshop will introduce the CLE methodology. In addition to theory, the Conference and Workshop also have a practical dimension, and aims to provide identifiable means and methodological strategies to help strengthen and support CLE programs through an exchange of ideas between participants with the aim of exploring the possibilities to create a network of sustainable CLE programs in the region. To this end, there will be interaction with and sharing by current international and Southeast Asia CLE practitioners.

Papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

February 27, 2012 | Namati