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Professor Jeff Baker Produces Philippines Workshop on Pedagogy of Clinical Education

Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs Jeffrey R. Baker has partnered with the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Philippine's Legal Education Board, and The Asia Foundation to produce a workshop on the pedagogy of clinical legal education.

The Republic of the Philippines has adopted a new rule requiring every law school in the nation to establish clinical legal education programs to advance student education and professional formation and to improve access to justice.These partners have developed the Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP) Training Program to prepare and support more than one hundred law schools in the Philippines to develop clinical legal education programs with best practices at global standards.The CLEP Training Program is an activity under the Legal Aid Project, implemented by The Asia Foundation, with support from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs . 

As part of the collaborative CLEP Training Program, Baker's Pedagogy of Clinical Legal Education workshop is a seven week course with asynchronous videos, remote live sessions, and resources for law school deans, faculty, and supervising attorneys throughout the Philippines. Baker and the participants will explore educational theory, access to justice, professional formation, clinic and course design, ethics, reflective practice, and effective student supervision. Baker will also provide on-going consultation with law schools who are establishing and developing programs throughout 2022.

Information on the CLEP Training Program and special course on Clinical Pedagogy may be found at CLEP Courses