November 30, 2022
WHAT : First Philippine Clinical Legal Education Summit
WHEN : DECEMBER 1-3, 2022
WHERE : Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taguig City
Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo will give the keynote address on the first day of the First Philippine Clinical Legal Education Summit tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taguig City.
Senior Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen will also deliver a message on Day 1 as Chairperson of the Supreme Court Oversight Committee on the Revised Rule 138-A (Revised Law Student Practice Rule).
Day 1 will be a hybrid event, with participants at the venue as well as online.
On Day 2, Friday, December 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh will give a presentation on “CLEP (Clinical Legal Education Program) and Preparing the Ethical Lawyer” during the day’s first plenary discussion. Justice Singh will also provide the closing message during the CLEP Awards and Fellowship Night on the same day.
All discussions during Day 2 will be conducted online, while the Awards and Fellowship Night will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Day 3, Saturday, December 3, 2022, will also be a hybrid event. There will be a panel discussion on Building the CLEP Network. Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS) President Dean Gemy Lito Festin will deliver a message while Legal Education Board (LEB) Commissioner Josefe C. Sorrera-Ty will give the closing remarks.
The Revised Law Student Practice Rule requires all law schools to establish a CLEP and law clinics nationwide, anchored on the need to ensure access to justice of the marginalized sector and enhancing legal education by inculcating in law students the value of legal professional social responsibility and preparing them for the practice of law, through experiential education.
The three-day Summit, with the theme, “CLEP at the Frontline: Paving the Way Forward for Greater Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education,” is designed for law school and law clinic administrators (Deans, Law Clinic Directors, Supervising Lawyers, office managers, members of the clinical faculty and other law professors), law student practitioners and law students, members of the Judiciary, legal aid service providers and other law clinic organizational and CLEP partners, community partners, and other stakeholders.
The Summit is organized by the LEB, in partnership with the Supreme Court Oversight Committee in the Implementation of the Revised Rule 138-A (Revised Law Student Practice Rule), PALS, and Association of Law Students of the Philippines, with the support of The Asia Foundation and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Please confirm if you are covering Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 by texting Mr. Jay Rempillo at 0939 9140125 so that the Public Information Office can inform the organizers accordingly of your attendance for endorsement of your names to the Summit venue. Only those media members who have confirmed their attendance will be allowed to cover the event.###