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12th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
Palacký University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic
15 – 17 July 2014

Clinic without Borders

How to Submit a Paper for the IJCLE 2014 Conference

Proposals for papers are welcome from all jurisdictions.  The conference themes this year are:

  • Clinic within the wider law curriculum
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Virtual clinics
  • The growth of clinic in Europe
  • Growing clinic around the globe
  • Clinics across borders – students working together around the globe
  • Meeting of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation

Please indicate which theme your paper is linked to when submitting it.  The conference planning committee may choose to place papers in a different thematic stream from that indicated by the contributor and will inform contributors when accepting papers of the time allocated for their paper and stream.

Special arrangements can be made (eg double length workshop sessions, debates etc) but need to be agreed in advance by the conference planning committee. 

Proposals should include the following in the following order:

  • Title
  • Name of author(s), role and institution, including e-mail address
  • The conference theme that the paper relates to
  • A short summary paragraph, labelled as such, which will be placed in the conference programme for the benefit of those attending so that they can choose papers to attend (50 words maximum)
  • Brief written abstract (300 words maximum)


Sample brief written abstracts from the 2013 conference can be viewed on the conference website.

Papers are also welcome in relation to standing conference themes (if the paper relates to a standing conference theme, please indicate this clearly in the submission):

  • International clinical legal education
  • Trends in international clinical education
  • Clinic twinning projects
  • Clinical scholarship
  • Reporting research findings (final or interim)
  • Asessement/grading of clinical legal education – in particular: how do rubrics and other techniques help in the grading/evaluation process?
  • Evidencing best practice
  • New clinics and new clinicians
  • Review of clinic operations
  • Student and faculty attitudes to clinical learning


The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to 16th May 2014.  Proposal should be e-mailed to

All proposals will be considered by a conference planning group and submission of a proposal does not guarantee that it will be accepted.  Consideration of papers will begin prior to the deadline so early proposals may receive a decision and confirmation of participation more quickly.