UVic Law hosts ACCLE & CALT conferences

UVic Law hosts Educating the Whole Lawyer, a joint conference of the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) from June 8-10, 2017. The Conference brings together legal educators and clinical professionals to discuss the contribution of law schools and law clinics in producing “the whole lawyer”, and the responsibility the “whole lawyer” has to respond to pressing social challenges such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and access to justice.

The keynote address will be delivered by Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). She will discuss the IAALS’s recent report, Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient. Conference panels, workshops and roundtables will consider the meaning of “whole lawyer” and questions about curriculum, pedagogy, accessibility and graduate legal education. The Conference Plenary, Towards a Manifesto – Anchoring the Legal Education Curriculum in A Vision of the J.D., features faculty and students from a number of Canadian law faculties. More information about the Conference can be found here.