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NULAI Africa Clinical legal education colloquium

NULAI Africa Clinical legal education colloquium 

“Advancing Excellence in Legal Education: The Clinical Legal Education Approach ”

Objective: Advancing the reform of legal education in Nigeria by articulating standards, best practices and highlighting career pathways for clinical law teachers. 

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The colloquium will feature:

1. General conference forum with plenaries and concurrent sessions on various themes and topics, 16 - 17 March, 2020.
2. Law Clinic gallery: A Law Clinics' Gallery will be displayed to showcase what law clinics' work and their profiles and provide participants with first-hand information on Law Clinics and students practice.
3. NULAI membership meeting: this meeting will discuss rules and responsibilities of NULAI members and articulate a strategic road map for CLE movement in Nigeria, 17 March, 2020.
4. Validation workshop of the Nigeria Clinical Legal Education Standards; Resolution by members to adhere to the standards
5. Street-law Teacher Training: This training opens opportunities for law clinics to diversify, providing students varied platforms for learning as well as community service,. it will enable law teachers to: Understand the concept of street law; Develop outcome based lessons and activities; Design and implement street law programmes/projects; and identify assessment methods and supervision techniques, 18 March, 2020

Participation
The colloquium is open to law teachers, law students, civil society organizations and institutions promoting access to justice. Register Now!!!
Participants interested in making session presentation should submit an abstract proposal during registration. The session proposal would include: Title of the presentation, details of co-presenters, a summary of 500 words or less, relevant conference theme, mode of presentation. Session presentation must use interactive methodologies and tools. Combined presentations can be made by up to 3 participants. Register Now!!!

Follow link to register and submit a session proposal to the upcoming 2nd NULAI Africa Clinical legal education colloquium

Registration; Grants & Fee Waivers

Participants would be required to register for the conference using an online registration form. Registration fees cover conference meals and resource materials. The registration form includes sections for requesting a fee waiver or reduction.

Conference grant may be provided based only on availability of funds. Applicants for a grant must be presenting at a conference session or be actively involved in the organization of the conference. 

Registration fees: 
Regular fees N20000($70usd)/Per Participant
Late registration or at location N35,000 ($100usd) 
{Fees cover meals and conference package only} 

Registration Deadlines:
Early bird registration deadline 30 November, 2019
Request for fee waiver deadline 30 November, 2019
Discount voucher deadline 30 November, 2019
Final registration deadline 30 January, 2020

Special considerations within stipulated deadlines:
25% discount to NULAI individual members
50% discount to clinical law students
1 free slot for every 5 registrations; 3 free slot for every 10 registrations to institutional registrations

Thematic Streams
Stream 1 - Pro bono, Public interest and Justice Education: Papers in this session will discuss the work of law clinics/institutions, and CSO’s engaged in promoting legal empowerment, legal aid, students practice and supporting administration of criminal justice. Participants can submit papers on the following: Law clinics and community justice education; Law clinics expanding access to justice in Nigeria and Access to justice and administration of criminal justice

Stream 2 - Development and Sustainability of Clinical Legal Education and Law Clinics:
This session will feature a workshop session on standards, guidelines and minimum requirement for law clinics. Papers are also invited on collaborations, partnerships and networking; sustainability and how law clinics have survived in Nigeria over the years.

Stream 3 - Professional pathway for law teachers in Clinical Legal Education:
This session invites papers focused on experience sharing by clinical teachers and students on research opportunities, specialization and mapping a career path in clinical legal education. Looking specifically at CLE opportunities in academic writing/scholarships; research design, interdisciplinary research, measuring impact of justice education; and professional development for clinical law teachers, career trajectories- how far can we go?

Stream 4 - Information technology, use of data and innovative ideas for justice education:
This stream will look at innovations in technology in advancing legal education and discuss how clinics/law teachers have used ICT, social media and data to advance CLE and access to justice. Participants can submit papers on law clinics approaches in teaching methods and information technology; law clinics serving society through information technology-exploring social media platforms.

Stream 5- Law students’ perspective on Clinical Legal Education programmes/activities/projects:
This stream is focused on law student’s contributions to advancing legal education through student practice and service. Students are invited to submit papers on reflections; impact; gains; gaps; and expectations from the CLE movement.

Papers at the colloquium that meets the criteria and requirements can be submitted subsequently for publication to the African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice.

HOST INSTITUTION
American University of Nigeria American University of Nigeria is a private university in northeastern Nigeria that offers American style higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Founded in 2004, it is the only American style university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AUN facilities are designed to enhance the academic experience with learning centers that provide comfortable living spaces that encourage academic success, respect for one another, personal growth and responsibility, and a commitment to one’s community. For more details, visit  American University of Nigeria

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