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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

Keynote Speakers

Neil Gold

Neil Gold has been a law professor since 1973 in Windsor, Ontario, Victoria and Vancouver, BC and Hong Kong. He has served as a department head, dean, university vice-president and provost. He was the founding director of both Legal Assistance of Windsor and the Law Centre, city centre based student, lawyer, and multi-disciplinary staffed community legal clinics operated by the universities of Windsor and Victoria respectively.

Neil was the first director of each of the Canadian Law Teaching Clinic, the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Victoria and the Advocates’ Society Institute in Toronto.  He led the establishment of the Professional Legal Training Program in British Columbia and the problem-based skills oriented PCLL in Hong Kong.

Neil has researched, written and consulted on legal education, and professional development in Asia, Africa, Australasia, South America, the UK, and the USA over the past thirty years.

In recognition of his many contributions to legal education, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body of the Ontario legal profession, awarded him its highest honour, the Law Society Medal. 

James E Moliterno

James E. Moliterno is the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has a leadership role in W&L’s third year curriculum reform. For 21 years prior to joining the W&L faculty in 2009, he was the Tazewell Taylor Professor of Law, Director of the Legal Skills Program, and Director of Clinical Programs at the College of William & Mary, serving also as Vice Dean from 1997-2000. The William & Mary Legal Skills Program, under his direction, was recognized as a model for the teaching of professional skills and ethics, receiving the inaugural ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award in 1991. He was the 2012 recipient of the Rebuilding Justice Award from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) in recognition of his career-long legal education reform work. He has taught legal ethics courses and professional skills courses at six law schools over the past thirty years. He is author or co-author of ten books including THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROFESSION IN CRISIS: RESISTANCE AND RESPONSES TO CHANGE (Oxford Univ. Press 2013) and of numerous articles on legal ethics and legal education. He has engaged in substantial international legal ethics and legal education reform work in Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Slovakia, Spain, Japan, China, Indonesia and Thailand. 

Confirmed Keynote Panel on European Clinics (others TBC)

Kevin Kerrigan

Kevin Kerrigan is the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Business and Law. He was formerly Dean of the School of Law and previously Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Clinical Programmes. A National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010, he is also a practising solicitor and Human Rights Act consultant with experience of conducting criminal and human rights cases in courts at all levels. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of criminal litigation, human rights and legal education.

He is the former editor of the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and organises an annual international clinical conference. He runs the criminal appeal clinic at Northumbria University's Student Law Office and is a co-ordinator of the Clinical Legal Education Organisation.

He has written numerous articles and text books and delivered papers at conferences in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Maxim Tomoszek

Maxim Tomoszek has worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Constitutional Law and Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the Palacký University in Olomouc since 2004. From 2008 he has also been the director of the Centre for Clinical Legal Education. He teaches Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Legal Skills Course, Professional Ethics and several clinical subjects focusing on human rights. The clinical program developed by the Centre for Clinical Legal Education in cooperation with local lawyers and NGOs is the largest in the Czech Republic, with more than 100 students and 100 clients each year.

He has taken part in several IJCLE conferences since 2006, and has organized several international conferences focusing on clinical legal education or professional ethics. He has been a a member of Global Alliance for Justice Education since 2011, and in 2013 he became the president of the European Network for Clinical Legal Education. He was the co-editor of the book Kurz právnických dovedností (Legal Skills Course) and has published several papers on clinical legal education.

To submit a proposal for a conference session, click on the Submit a Proposal page of the conference website Proposals should be submitted by 18 April 2014.  Proposals should be emailed 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.