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Symposia (organised by IJCLE)

The format for papers in the Symposia has been modelled on the format of the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and should be submitted in one of the following formats:

  • From the field (1000 words maximum) - News of practice and innovation from a particular geographical or jurisdictional context.
  • Practice report (3000 words maximum)
  • Reviewed paper (6000 words maximum)

All papers must be accompanied at the same time by an audio or video presentation of the paper of no more than 8 minutes.  Presentations and papers will be reviewed by the conference organisers and presenters will be informed of the outcome within 14 days.  For advice on recording and submitting video or audio click here.

Following acceptance, papers and presentations will be collected into symposia of 4-8 papers and appear in the virtual gallery for review and comment by all delegates.  During the live conference each 90 minute symposium will feature a chaired discussion amongst the 4-8 presenters of the themes emerging from their work with questions and inputs from the online audience.  The online symposia will not feature presentations of the papers which will have already occurred in the virtual gallery.

Acceptance of the paper and presentation does not indicate acceptance for publication in the journal but provides the presenter(s) with an opportunity to develop a paper for later submission to the journal for review and possible publication.

Papers for the symposia are welcomed on any topic concerning Justice Education and/or Clinical Legal Education. Individual symposia will be arranged by the conference organisers with regard to the opportunity for useful discussion that emerges from grouping particular papers together.


Interactive Workshops (organised by GAJE)

For the interactive workshops, we seek proposals from teams of justice educators or students around the world, who are interested in organising a 45min or 90min interactive online workshop on a relevant topic linked to clinical legal education/justice education in general, such as indicated by the non-exhaustive list of themes below.

Session proposals are reviewed by GAJE’s Program Team. Relevance to justice education and geographic diversity among presenters are important criteria in the proposal review. We encourage session proposals from international teams. In the past, the solicitation of international co-presenters on the GAJE listserv has been effective. In addition, the GAJE Program Team is also available to help connect presenters from different countries linked through a common topic. In that case, you may register a specific workshop proposal on a given topic and indicate in the submission form, that you wish to be connected to other presenters linked to your topic.

  • Justice education in times of crises;
  • Rule of Law and Access to Rights and Justice for Marginalized, Excluded or Vulnerable Clients/Communities;
  • Educational proposals to reduce inequalities (e.g. in access to health and vaccines);
  • The Science of Learning: Latest Developments and Challenges - multiple and multidisciplinary approaches from neuroscience, psychology, medicine, pedagogy;
  • Legal Empowerment and Justice Education (including Community Legal Education/Legal Literacy/Street Law);
  • Assessment;
  • Pro Bono and Justice Education;
  • Academic Writing/Scholarship (research design, interdisciplinary research, measuring impact of justice education, etc.);
  • How To – Sharing Best Teaching Methods, Information Technology and Innovative Ideas;
  • The Development and Sustainability of Justice Education Initiatives;
  • Collaboration (networking, multidisciplinary collaborations, international and cross-border projects, etc.);
  • Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, and Professional Identity Formation;
  • Students’ Perspectives;
  • Well-being and Reflective Legal Practice;
  • Cross-cultural Lawyering
  • Barriers facing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour) law students in experiential learning opportunities.

Summary of Process for taking part:

Symposia: submit your paper and video/audio presentation as soon as possible from 8th March 2021.  Submissions close 7th May 2021.  You will be notified of decision on acceptance within 14 days of submission.  You may register and pay from 8th March onwards.  Registrations close 21st May 2021

Interactive Workshops: submit your proposal as soon as possible from 8th March 2021.  Submissions close 7th May 2021.  You will be notified of decision on acceptance within 14 days of submission.  You may register and pay from 8th March onwards.  Registrations close 21st May 2021

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The GAJE will also organize a set of virtual interactive e-Training-of-Trainers workshops, which will consist primarily of “hands on” training sessions on clinical teaching methods and clinical program development aimed at improving the effectiveness and coherence of justice education.

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