2024 Access to Justice Exchange

Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Supervision Workshop


11 Nov 2024

Clinical legal education (CLE) is a progressive educational system most often implemented through university-based faculty of law programs to help develop better-trained, more socially conscious legal service providers. It is a process whereby students learn by doing. It is an experiential problem-solving based model, in which students actively involve themselves in either real client/personal interactions or simulation case studies set up to mirror real client/personal scenarios. This process is conducted under the supervision of experienced clinicians and legal practitioners. CLE also involves a variety of community outreach programs.

As a teaching device, this type of experiential problem-based learning is considered a highly effective means of adult learning where students learn and importantly retain a vast amount of what is taught.  The use of this interactive method of teaching focuses students on becoming more able, thorough and ethical advocates, attorneys, governmental and private employers/employees. 

A core, and vital, element of CLE programs that strive to achieve high standards and practices, is ensuring the programs include effective supervision.  Recognizing this need, and building on the regional and global CLE work that BABSEACLE has been engaged in for more than two decades, BABSEACLE will be organizing a CLE Supervision Workshop as part of the 2024 Access to Justice Exchange.

BABSEACLE’s focus on strengthening CLE as an effective means to help achieve access to justice, and strengthen rule of law, has been a integral part of the Access to Justice Exchange since its inception, and 2024 will continue on this positive, forward path through the organizing of the CLE Supervision Workshop.

The CLE Supervision Workshop is a full day event focused on the goals and effective supervision. The workshop aims to strengthen and achieve access to justice through providing an understanding of CLE, its goals, best practices for supervision, and a practical road map of how CLE helps to achieve and strengthen Access to Justice.  The workshop will also raise awareness about lack of access to justice for marginalized and vulnerable persons and the need of CLE.

Participants, who will attend from throughout the Asia region, and globally, will explore the different types of interactive supervision learning-teaching methodologis used in CLE programs. Participants will understand how CLE differs from traditional legal education and effective supervision to build persons to achieve access to justice, and how effective supervision is a mandatory element of these programs.

Workshop Highlights: 

  • Exploring diverse interactive learning-teaching methodologies employed in CLE programs.
  • Understanding the distinctions between CLE and traditional legal education.
  • Emphasizing effective supervision as a crucial element in shaping individuals to champion access to justice.

Date: Monday 11 November 2024

Time: 8.30 am – 5 pm


Venue: Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom

Room: Silom 3

981 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Venue Website: https://bangkoksilom.holidayinn.com/

Registration Fees


• Early Bird: $60 USD: Mar 15 – June 15

• Regular Rate: $75 USD: June 16 – Sep 30

• Late: $100 USD: Oct 1 – event date

In-peron registration fees include admission to all sessions of the workshop, as well as lunch and refreshments during the workshop day.


• Early Bird: $15 USD: Mar 15 – June 15

• Regular Rate: $25 USD: June 16 – Sep 30

• Late: $35 USD: Oct 1 – event date

Virtual registration fees include access to all virtual sessions of the workshop.

Workshop Agenda


(Bangkok Time)

Training Session 



08:30 – 08:45

Opening Remarks

08:45 – 09:00

Pre-Test Questionnaire

09:00 – 09:15

Ice Breaker/Meet & Greet

09:15 – 09:45

Session 1: Goals and Benefits of Clinical Legal Education (CLE)

09:45 – 10:30

Session 2: What is Supervision in CLE, and What is the Importance of Supervision?

10:30 – 10:45

Refreshment break

10:45 – 12:00

Session 3: Supervision Models and Supervisor Characteristics

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Session 4: Types of Supervision Methods and Techniques

13:45 – 14:30

Session 5: Common Supervision Barriers

14:30 – 14:45

Refreshment break

14:45 – 15:30

Session 6: When and How to Give Feedback


Session 7: Effective Evaluation of Students in a CLE Program


Session 7: Open Discussion


Post-Test and Closing