New England Clinical Conference

- RWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire StreetRegistration Required

Old Strategies, New Strategies: Refining Your Experiential Teaching.

8:00 AM-9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM-5:00 PM Program

Save the Date for the annual New England Clinical Conference to be held at Roger Williams University School of Law in Providence, Rhode Island.


Featuring NECC Keynote Speaker Karen Tokarz!
Karen Tokarz is the Director of the Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic at Washington University School of Law.

Submit a proposal to present at the New England Clinical Conference. Presentations are scheduled for 75 minute sessions. The deadline to submit is September 10, 2018. Proposals may be submitted online. Questions may be directed to Lisa Brown at or Julie Dahlstrom at

Works-In-Progress are now being accepted. The abstract deadline is September 10, 2018 with a full paper deadline of October 4, 2018. Send WIPS to Mary Holper at

New clinicians are welcome to attend a morning discussion from 8:00 - 9:00 AM to meet others new to the field of clinical teaching and to participate in a facilitated discussion about different clinical models, the roles of clinics and externships in student learning, and the practice of clinical instruction.  Additionally, new clinicians are invited to attend a post-conference debrief/reflection session from 4:30 - 6:00 PM.  More details to follow.  This programming is provided at no additional charge beyond the regular conference fee, and while all are welcome to attend, those with under 5 years of clinical teaching experience are strongly encouraged to do so. 

The hotels listed below are offering a NECC rate for the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Guests must identify the group name to receive the reduced rate.  Limited availability.

Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island
NECC Conference Rate of $189 
Special NECC rate available until September 14, 2018.

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Providence, Rhode Island
NECC Conference Rate of $179
Special NECC rate available until September 11, 2018.

To confirm rates and hours, please call the garage directly.

Civic Center Garage
165 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island

The Providence Train Station is conveniently located just minutes away from the RWU Law Providence Campus. On Friday, October 12, from Boston's South Station there is an Acela Express that departs at 7:15 AM with arrival into Providence at 7:49 AM and a Northeast Regional departure at 8:10 AM with arrival at 8:49 AM. Departing Providence, there is an Acela Express that departs at 5:36 PM with arrival at 6:38 PM in Boston's South Station and a Northeast Regional departure at 5:55 PM with arrival at 6:59 PM. Amtrak schedules may be found online.  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) schedules and rates may be found online.

Check back for the conference agenda.

$50 per person includes all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. Register Early! The registration fee increases to $75 per person on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Conference cancellations received by Wednesday, October 3, 2018 are eligible to receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations are accepted via email at 

For general conference questions, please contact RWU Law - Office of Programs & Events at

This conference is supported in part by CLEA, the Clinical Legal Education Association,

This conference is made possible in part through the support of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education.