Call for Paper Abstracts & Interactive Workshop Proposals


AUGUST 29, 2022 | 5PM

Submissions are now open for paper abstracts / summaries and interactive workshop proposals on topics relating to the Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP). Selected papers and workshops will be featured in the Summit to be held on December 1-3, 2022 and the CLEP Journal for publication in January 2023.

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About the First Philippine Clinical Legal Education Summit

CLEP at the Frontline: Paving the Way Forward for Greater Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education

The Legal Education Board, in partnership with the Supreme Court Oversight Committee in the Implementation of the Revised Law Student Practice Rule, the Philippine Association of Law Schools, and the Association of Law Students of the Philippines, and with the support of The Asia Foundation and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is organizing the First Philippine Clinical Legal Education Summit* on December 1 to 3, 2022.

It has been 3 years since the Revised Rule 138-A (Revised Law Student Practice Rule) was adopted by the Supreme Court. Premised on the need to ensure access to justice of the marginalized sector and the need to instill professional social responsibility for practice-ready future lawyers, the Revised Rule institutionalized Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP) in law schools nationwide. Since its promulgation, key stakeholders of the Revised Rule have relentlessly designed, developed, and implemented their CLEP and established their law clinics to transform legal education as a potent force to address the legal aid needs of the communities.

The Summit provides an opportunity bring together scholars and practitioners, and a platform for law schools, legal aid organizations and service providers, and relevant institutions to discuss important theories and principles in clinical legal education, share experiences in designing, developing, and implementing their clinical legal education programs (CLEP) in accordance with the requirements of the Revised Law Student Practice Rule, and identify challenges encountered as well as best practices, and lessons learned in their CLEP journey.

* The Summit is a culmination of the 5-year Legal Aid Project (Strengthening Rule of Law through Legal Aid Clinics in the Philippines) that supported key stakeholders in the development and implementation of the Revised Law Student Practice Rule and the establishment of law clinics in law schools nationwide, all geared towards strengthening Rule of Law in the Philippines. The project is implemented by The Asia Foundation, with support from the US Department of State – Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.









Call for Paper Abstracts & Interactive Workshop Proposals

The three-day Summit is designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas and practices derived from the implementation of Revised Law Student Practice Rule 138-A and the experiences of key stakeholders within their communities.

The second day of the Summit will feature simultaneous sessions selected from submissions for paper presentations and online interactive workshops. Law school deans, clinical faculty members, law clinic directors, supervising lawyers, law students and law student practitioners, and law clinic partner organizations are invited to submit paper abstracts or proposals for paper presentations and interactive workshops respectively.


  • Law school deans, clinical faculty, law clinic directors, supervising lawyers
  • Law students and law student practitioners
  • Law clinic partner organizations

Note: Abstract and proposal submissions may either be from one law school/ organization or a product of a collaboration among various law schools/ organizations. Papers proposed to be presented should not have been previously published in any academic journals or similar publications.

Paper Presentations

These will be in traditional conference paper format. Exemplary papers will be selected to be published in the first Philippine Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP) Journal.

  • 30-60 minute presentation
  • to be delivered online

Interactive Workshops

Simultaneous interactive workshops will feature exchange of experiences, sharing of ideas, learning from each other, engaging and reflection among key stakeholders of the Revised Law Student Practice Rule. Proponents of the workshops are encouraged to incorporate interactive elements to the session/s.

  • Not exceeding 60 minutes
  • to be delivered online
  • use of interactive elements encouraged

What topics may be covered?

Paper presentations and interactive workshops may cover a wide range of topics related to the Revised Law Student Practice Rule and Clinical Legal Education, categorized into four main streams* as follows:

* The list is not exclusive. Submissions on topics outside these streams may also be considered as long as these are relevant to the Summit theme and will contribute to scholarship on CLEP.

Access to Justice and the Social Impact of CLEP

  • Frontline Situation: Assessing the Legal Aid Needs of the Communities
  • Law Clinics in the time of COVID-19
  • Reflections: Stories of Resilience and Change
  • Law Student Practice and Social Change

Building the CLEP Network

  • CLEP Externships
  • Referral Network Systems
  • Building the Network of Clinical Legal Education Practitioners

Clinical Pedagogy and Professional Ethics

  • CLEP and Clinical Pedagogy
  • Using Experiential Learning in Teaching the Law: Transcending traditional methods to respond to the times
  • Ethics in Clinical Legal Education

Challenges and Ways Forward

  • Challenges and Prospects for Sustainability
  • Challenges and Ways Forward: Revisiting and Strengthening CLEP

How can my school/organization make a submission?

Starting June 30, 2022, submissions may be done online through the Summit Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposal Online Submission Form. To summarize, here are the four (4) simple steps in submitting a Paper Abstract and/or a Proposal for Interactive Workshops.


Don’t forget to mark these dates in your calendar.

June 30, 2022 (8:00 AM)

OPENING of the Call for Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals

July 25-28, 2022 (to be confirmed)

Information Session on the Call for Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals and the First Philippine Clinical Legal Education Summit

EXTENDED - August 29, 2022 (5:00 PM)

CLOSING of the Call for Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals

EXTENDED - September 12, 2022

Announcement of Accepted Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals

  • Submission of Paper Manuscripts (Draft 1): October 21, 2022
  • Pre-Summit Symposia (to be confirmed): First week of November 2022
  • Notice for Qualified Authors for Publication: Late November 2022
  • Submission of Paper Manuscripts (Draft 2): November 25, 2022
  • Summit Proper: December 1 to 3, 2022


Prepare the necessary information/ documents. Click here to view information needed in the online submission form.


Go to and fill-up the Online Submission Form on or before August 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM. (EXTENDED)


Email the following documents to the Summit Secretariat at

  • Paper Abstract
  • Extended Abstract (OPTIONAL)
  • Curriculum Vitae of Author/s and/or Presenter/s, or Facilitator/s
  • Workshop Proposal concept note, presentation deck, and any other relevant materials

Kindly use the following format for the email subject:

PCLE2022<space>(Type of Submission: Paper_Presentation or Interactive_Workshop)<space>(Surname of Author)<space>(School/Organization)

Ex. PCLE2022 Paper_Presentation Mendoza UP

Note: Make sure that your email submission is duly acknowledged by the Summit Secretariat.


Wait for communication from the Summit Secretariat re: acceptance of paper abstract/interactive workshop proposal (by September 12, 2022 – EXTENDED)

Are you ready to get started?

For inquiries about the Call for Paper Abstracts and Interactive Workshop Proposals, please contact the Summit Secretariat at