December 13, 2019 | Professor Jeffrey R. Baker has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). This follows three years on the Executive Committee, serving as Vice-President in 2017, President in 2018, and Immediate Past President for 2019. He has also served on numerous committees, including for Communications, New Clinicians, and Social Justice Issues, which he currently chairs.
CLEA is the largest independent association of law professors in the United States, with over 1500 members from almost all ABA-accredited law schools. CLEA advocates for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers. CLEA and its members work to “foster excellent teaching and scholarship by clinical educators; integrate clinical teaching and extend its methods into the legal education program of every law school; reform legal education so as to prepare law students for excellent and reflective law practice; advance regulation of legal education that insures the continued vitality of clinical education in law schools; and pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.”
Professor Baker’s term on the CLEA board begins in 2020.