The schedule below list the events for each day of the conference. 

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Conference venue: Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Puebla (Tec)

Address: Vía Atlixcáyotl 2301, col. Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, Puebla, Puebla, México, C.P. 72453 

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Arrival: 4 December 2017
Arrival of delegates during the day

14:00: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)

19:00: Informal evening reception at Library Auditorium (Auditorio de la biblioteca)

Day 1: 5 December 2017
7:30: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)
8:00: Morning Café at Student center (Centro estudiantil)

8:15: Optional mindfulness session at Highschool garden (Jardin de Prepa)

9:00-10:30: Opening Plenary Session

Setting the Scene in Mexico: Indigenous Cultures, Pluralism and Challenges for Clinics

Speakers to be announced

10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: How to treat sexual harassment and gender violence in UNAM’s Faculty of Law; Esmeralda Flores Marcial & Mayra Alexandra Ortiz Ocana.

STEAM 1: Collaboration for a Network for Justice on the Mexico/US Border; Luz Elena Herrera, Frederick Rooney & Alejandro Posadas.

STREAM 2: Using the Principles of “Giving Voice to Values” to Help Students Promote Social Justice; Paula Galowitz, Catherine Klein, Leah Wortham, Ulrich Stege, Kendall Kerew & Lisa Bliss.

STREAM 3: Thinking Structurally About Justice Education and Experiential Legal Programs; Peggy Maisel, Jeff Giddings, Phyllis Goldfarb, Robert Dinerstein & Jonathan Campbell.

STREAM 7: (1) The Need of Balance (or Imbalance ?) of Different Teaching Methodologies in the Context of Legal Education Reform — Polish example; Marta Skrodzka. (2) Practical legal education in Mexico: different approaches, but same impact?; Luis Perez-Hurtado.

STREAM 7: (1) The Interplay of Clinical Legal Education and Therapeutic Approach to Law in Developing Justice Education; Adetokunbo Alase. (2) Multidisciplinary clinics; Guadalupe Barrena & Maria Fernanda Pinkus Aguilar.

12:30-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: Crafting Justice through Clinical Legal Education; Jane Schukoske, Abhayraj Naik, Anna Cody, Chipo Mushota Nkhata, Olugbenga Oke-Samuel, Purvi Pokhariyal & Vandana.

STREAM 2: The Importance of Transitioning from Generic to Specialized Legal Clinics in the Middle East and its Effects on Street Law; Noori Seyed Masoud, Maryam Torabi, Zahra Azhar & Zohra Rasekh.

STREAM 3: How an idea can become a reality – clinical sustainability lessons from Poland to the world; Filip Czernicki, Izabela Krasnicka.

STREAM 5: Collaborating to Use Technology to Teach Students Skills, Values and Knowledge; Marcia Levy, Carwina Weng, Katya Osipova & Irina Lukianova.

STREAM 8: Supportive Ally or Academic Busybody? – how one clinical legal education program attempts to further social justice initiatives; Cherly Milne. (2) Vulnerable Patients and End-of-Life Decision-Making; Sylvia Caley.

15:30-16:00: Coffee/tea break
16:00-17:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: Breaking Down Walls on the Road to Democracy: Using Justice Education to Enhance the Understanding of Democracy in Transitional Societies; David McQuoid-Mason & Seda Gayretli Aydin.

STREAM 1: (1) Gender approach to education in the legal clinics: challenges and prospects (How Social Justice Education Advances Human Rights and Social Change); Dzianis Biarozka.  (2) Chhaupadi Practice vis-à-vis Social Norms and Behavior Changes from the rights perspective; Navaraj Pudasaini.  (3) Woman vs. Lawyer: on the question of gender in the legal profession; Maria del Pilar Carmona.

STREAM 2: (1) Training Lion tamers: Using Learner Centered Methodologies to Promote Democracy and Justice; Charisma Howell.  (2) (De)motivators of using interactive methods; Luba Krasnitskaya.

STREAMS 2 & 4: (1) Implementing Street Law in the absence of democracy; Lee Arbetman. (2) The role of street law in bringing out social change – a pilot study in Lahore, Pakistan; Angbeen Atif Mirza.

STREAM 5: (1) Enhancing CLE in Emerging Law Clinics Through Collaborations, Exchanges and Networks; Lynette Osiemo & Ulrich Stege. (2) Access to Justice Index: 2018 Global Rankings; Basavanagouda Shivaraj Patil, Octavio Azevedo & Daryana Gryaznova.

STREAM 7: New Initiatives for Expanding Justice Education by Collaborating With Marginalized Communities and Public Service Organizations; Marianne Artusio, Lutforahman Saeed, Ms’aruf Yakasai & Doug Colbert.

19:30: Opening Conference Dinner
Day 2: 6 December 2017
7:30: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)
8:00: Morning Café at Student center (Centro estudiantil)

8:15: Optional mindfulness session at Highschool garden (Jardin de Prepa)


9:00-10:30: Plenary Session

How Do We Teach Disability Issues and Work With Disability?

Speakers to be announced

10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: (1) Teaching legal ethics to break down walls: How teaching legal ethics can empower students and lawyers to strengthen and improve the legal systems in which we work (and some ways to do just that); Liz Cole, Peggy Maisel & Marta Skrodzka. (2) Professional identity formation, ethics and moral development; Tim Casey & Freda Grealy.

STREAM 1: (1) Legal ethics issues of counselling people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities; Renata Bregaglio Lazarte, Renato Constantino, Juan Jaime Pardo & Guadalupe Barrena. (2) Clinical Legal Teaching in the Global South: Learnings from disability rights clinics; Renato Constantino & Renata Bregaglio Lazarte.

STREAM 1: (1) The Role of Jimma University Legal Clinic in Promoting Access to Justice: The Practices and Challenges; Muhammed Hillo. (2) Innovation, Mass Incarceration, and Clinical Education; Zina Makar & Colin Starger.

STREAM 2: (1) MOOC and Justice Education; Rosa Amilli Guzmán Pérez. (2) New initiatives in community partnerships and applied technology; Hugh McFaul, Kate Bandy & Sara Stendahl.

STREAM 2: (1) The Place of Access to Justice in Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Scholarship; Anne Kotonya. (2) The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics; Marjorie Silver & Susan Brooks.

STREAM 8: (1) Developing programmes to help the transition to practice; Nigel Duncan & Sally Hughes. (2) Incorporating Consideration of the Common Good in Client Counselling; Ann Juergens.

12:30-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: Combining Teaching and Leadership in School and Community for Social Justice; Linsday Ernst, Richard L. Roe & Efrain Marimon.

STREAM 1: (1) Teaching justice intersectionally: issues on gender and disability; Juan Jaime Pardo. (2) Social Justice Education Through the Development of Inmate Lactation Policies; Carol Suzuki.

STREAM 2: (1) Innovative Tools for Assessing and Reflecting on Skills and Values in Externship and Clinical Settings; Susan Schechter. (2) Teaching the teachers – how to establish a methodology training for future teachers; Magdalena Anna Klauze.  (3) The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University; Catherine Evans & Andy Unger.

STREAM 2: (3) Street Law Programs and Social Impact; Vera Gulina.  (2) Tapping into the transformative power of justice education – the story of Street Law at the Law Society of Ireland; Freda Grealy & Ludhaigh Kerin.  (3) Clinical experience (Legal Literacy Clinics) of Public Interest Litigation in India; Sheena Shukkur & Firos Palullakandiyil.

STREAM 4: (1) Desafíos y oportunidades ante la creación del primer consultorio jurídico gratuito en San Luis, Argentina (Challenges and opportunities in the creation of the first non-governmental legal aid office of the province of San Luis, Argentina); María Amelia Marchisone. (2) La personalidad jurídica: Derecho Constitucional vulnerado de los Habitantes de calle de la ciudad de Bucaramanga; Astrid Eugenia Landazabal Patiño. (3) Clínica de Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos: Análisis de la participación por la Defensa de Palula en el municipio de Santo Domingo, San Luis Potosí; Juan Carlos Vázquez Ramírez.

STREAM 5: Collaboration and Innovation: How Can GAJE Better Facilitate Communication Among Justice Educators Worldwide?; Frank Bloch, Bharti Yadav, Odinakaonye Lagi.

15:30-16:00: Coffee/tea break
16:00-17:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: (1) The implementation of the clinical model of public interest from a concrete situation: human trafficking; Héctor Pérez Rivera & Amalia Cruz Rojo. (2) Working with students on visa cancellation matters; Dianne Anagnos.

STREAM 2: Protecting NGOs – Transactional Representation, Advocacy and Social Enterprise; Barbara Schatz, Filip Czernicki & Jane Schukoske.

STREAM 4: (1) Re-thinking Professional Practices: Ethics and Justice from a Critical Perspective in Legal Education; Lucero Ibarra Rojas. (2) Legal training for the unexpected: Promoting access to justice, human rights and Legal education in African Prisons; John Muthuri Kathure.

STREAM 4: Legal environment for Civil Society Organizations in Mexico; Maru Cortazar.

STREAM 7: The benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration on legal pedagogy and the promotion of community social justice – a case study: Tulane University’s collaboration between criminal law clinic and psychiatry department; Katherine Mattes & Jeffrey Nicholl.

STREAM 7: (1) International collaboration through ‘virtual’ research projects – benefits, challenges and opportunities; Catherine Campbell &Nikki Walsh. (2) From Chicago to Beirut: Lessons in Social Justice Teaching, Learning, and Doing through Health and Human Rights; Maria Hawilo & Elise Meyer.

19:00: Dinner
Day 3: 7 December 2017
7:30: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)
8:00: Morning Café at Student center (Centro estudiantil)

8:15: Optional wellness session at Highschool garden (Jardin de Prepa)

9:00-10:30: Concurrent sessions

STREAM 2: Developing a Street Law Program at a Social Justice Law School in Haiti; Lee Arbetman & Erin Daly.

STREAM 3: (1) Sustainability of Clinical Programs; Sampson Ihesiene Erugo. (2) Role of Law Clinics in India: More Milestones to Pass; Peter Ladis Francis & Ashish Kumar Sinha.

STREAM 5: (1) Taking Justice to People in Crisis: Mobile Clinics; David Tushaus, Danixia Cuevas, Mallory Saladen & Britane Hubbard. (2) Using Grants to Start Clinics or Fund Special Projects; Danixia Cuevas & David Tushaus.

STREAM 6: (1) Resolving Labor Disputes Through Law Clinics and Pro Bono Legal Funds: The View from Qatar University College of Law; Mohammed Mattar. (2) Teaching at Law schools globally: DLA piper- Appleseed; Lisa Dewey & Maru Cortazar.

STREAM 7: (1) Broadcasts for prison’s interior radio – new method of teaching in Law Clinics; Kamil Mamak. (2) New Dimensions to Clinical Legal Education by NLUJ (India); Sonali Khatri & Sakshi Malhotra.  (3) Professional orientation as an important area of work of the legal clinic; Aleksandr Lepeshko, Yuliana Mikhalchuk & Liudmila Sheraizina.

STREAM 7: (1) Clinical education inside a regular class; Maria Fernanda Pinkus Aguilar & Guadalupe Barrena. (2) Making the System Work: Using Victim Advocacy Clinics and Institutionalized Training to Promote Competency and Confidence in Mexican Justice Reforms; Evelyn Haydee Cruz & Sandra Fernandez Elloriaga.

10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30: Concurrent sessions

STREAM 1: Bringing synergies together: the importance of the collaboration between grassroots organizations and legal clinics in the protection against discriminations; Andrés Gascón-Cuenca, Pilar Fernández-Artiach, Cecilia Blengino & Silvia Mondino.

STREAM 1: Teaching Our Students How to Overcome Implicit Bias and Foster Client Care to Empower Vulnerable Clients and Build Effective Attorney Client Relationships; JoNel Newman & Melissa Swain.

STREAM 2: Which Hat Are We Wearing Today?: Using Cognitive Dissonance Theory to Teach Students to Reconcile Different Roles in Domestic Violence Client Representation; Susan McGraugh, Brendan Roediger & Lauren Choate.

STREAM 7: Long distance clinics: Can remote area legal services exercise the right to the city?; Razi Sarouche & Judy Harrison.

STREAM 8: (1) The Embedded Clinic – Police Accountability Clinic at Flemington and Kensington CLC; Kate Fischer Doherty. (2) Partnership between Civil Society and Law School; Yessica Pamela Maas Pérez & Jillian Wagman.  (3) Planning for Justice – Youth Agency Project meets Legal Profession Diversity; Sarah Pole.

STREAM 8: Cross-Border Clinical Collaboration to Provide Legal Aid and Advocacy for Asylum Seekers; Elba Coria Marquez, Denise Gilman, Anna Cabot & Barbara Hines.

12:30-14:00: Lunch
14-00-18:00: Field trips to local Justice Education sites

Locations to be announced

19:00: Dinner
Day 4: 8 December 2017
7:30: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)
8:00: Morning Café at Student center (Centro estudiantil)

8:15: Optional mindfulness session at Highschool garden (Jardin de Prepa)

9:00-10:30: Plenary Session

What Role Do Legal Clinics Have in Disaster Response?

Speakers to be announced

10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: Sending Students to Jail: Challenges and Best Practices for University Legal Clinics working in Detention Centers; Jessica Anna Cabot, Silvia Mondino, Cecilia Blengino & Victor Chimbwanda.

STREAM 1: (1) Clinical Legal Education tool for Social Justice in Malawi : case of Chancellor College Legal Clinic; Patrick Mphatso Chinguwo. (2) The Clinical Legal Education in the Philippines: Issues, Challenges and Reforms; Alizedney Ditucalan.

STREAM 2: (1) Growing Strategic Litigation – preparing the ground and sowing the seeds; Richard Lord, Christopher Mbazira & Arthur Nsereko. (2) Promoting Social Justice Through The Practical Teaching Of Law: Moot Court Competitions; Max Orlando Benítez Rubio & Mariana Mascorro Osorio.

STREAM 3: (1) A Clinic Still Works; Ufuk Aydin. (2) How can Legal Aid Clinics be sustainable?; Bharti Yadav.  (3) Student Ownership in Law Clinic Service Provision, Clinical Legal Education and Clinic Management; Kathleen Laverty & Gillian Melville.

STREAM 7: Global Dignity Rights Education: A Practicum; James R. May & Erin Daly.

STREAM 7: Innovations in Justice Education: Entrepreneurship & Policy for the Formerly Incarcerated; Madalyn Wasilczuk & Susan Jones.

12:30-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 2: Reflective Practice, Well-being, and Social Justice: How to Teach and Assess; Brea Lowenberger, Susan Brooks, Jodi Balsam & Michaela Keet.

STREAM 2: How to teach and learn Human Rights through ARTS; Irene Spigno & Juan Francisco Reyes Robledo.

STREAM 3: (1) Towards financial sustainability, the experience of a South African University Law Clinic; Franciscus Steyn Haupt & Aniki Grobbelaar. (2) Is it ever right to charge for student law clinic services?; Stephen Levett.

STREAM 4: (1) The Need for the Internationalization of Clinical Legal Education: “A case study of the African Continent”; Thomas Fuad Touray. (2) Decolonising the law clinic curriculum in post-colonial countries: what does this mean?; Jonathan Campbell.

STREAM 5: The Internationalization of Legal Incubators and Their Impact of Access to Justice; Frederick Rooney, Syed Ali Raza & Reynaldo Ortiz Minaya.

STREAM 6: (1) Social engagement from the private sector: the two way learning process between Law Firms and Legal Clinics; Elba Bethel Gutiérrez Castillo & Víctor Mauel Frías Garcés. (2) The Legal Clinic on identity rights: an example of Legal Clinics and Pro Bono initiatives working hand to hand; Agustín Grández Mariño & Patricia Casaverde.

15:30-16:00: Coffee/tea break
16:00-17:30: GAJE General Meeting and Steering Committee Election

Agenda to be announced

19:00: Closing Conference Dinner
Day 5: 9 December 2017
7:30: Registration desk open at Student Center (Centro estudiantil)
8:00: Morning Café at Student center (Centro estudiantil)

8:15: Optional mindfulness session at Highschool garden (Jardin de Prepa)

9:00-10:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAMS 1 & 4: (1) Estrategias de atención clínica frente a casos de personas con discapacidad y víctimas con discapacidad del conflicto armado colombiano (Legal clinical assistance strategies in cases of victims with disabilities in Colombian armed conflict); Diana Carolina Pinzón Mejía. (2) Academy and civil society in the construction and strengthening Disappeared People’s rights; Irene Spigno.

STREAM 3: Clinical Experiences For All Law Students?; Jeff Giddings.

STREAM 4: How Ethics Education and Regulation Advance Social Justice; Anne Gordon, María Elena Menéndez Ibáñez.

STREAM 6: Clinical Legal Education and its role in fostering Pro Bono; Anna Copeland & Zvonimir Jelinic.

10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30: Concurrent Sessions

STREAM 1: Challenges of Pro Bono and Legal Clinic Work in Latin America; Gabriela Recalled Castaneda, Rebecca Groterhorst & Diana P. Quintero.

STREAM 2: From Idealist to Activist: Paving the Way for Future Social Justice Lawyers Through Experiential Learning; Susan Schechter, Anne Gordon, D’Lorah L. Hughes & Maximilian Oehl.

STREAM 2: The Role of Positive Thinking in Clinical Education – Happiness Workshop; Przemek Kubiak.

Stream 7: Creating Learning by Creating Images; Peter Ladis Francis. (2) New Approaches to lawyering – Imperatives for changes in legal education – interactive; Liz Curran.

12:45-13:30: Closing Plenary Session

Topics and speakers to be announced

13:30-14:30: Lunch
Day 6: 10 December 2017
Free day for TOT participants, with optional activities; transfer from Puelba to Tlaxcala.

Optional activities to be announced

GAJE committee meetings
Day 7 (Day 1 of TOT): 11 December 2017
7:30 TOT registration desk open
7:30-8:30: Light breakfast at registration area
8:30-9:00: Introduction to workshop
9:00-10:30: Plenary I -- Why do we teach?
10:30-11:00: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:15: Plenary II -- What do we teach?
12:15-13:30: Lunch
13:30-15:00: Plenary III -- Who do we teach?
15:00-15:30: Coffee/tea break
15:30-17:00: Plenary IV -- How do we teach?
17:00-17:30: Closing session for Day 1
19:00: TOT Dinner
Day 8 (Day 2 of TOT): 12 December 2017
8:00: Registration desk open
8:00-8:30: Light breakfast at registration area
8:30-9:00: Overview of Day 2
9:00-10:00: Plenary V -- Developing lesson plans focusing on Social Justice

10:00-10:30: Coffee/tea break
10:30-12:30: Small groups work on lesson plans
12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-16:30: Teaching demonstrations in triad groups
16:45-17:30: Closing Session