CLARK D. CUNNINGHAM
Reform of Legal Education
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW. Atlanta, Georgia. Professor of Law and W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics. (6/02 - present). Courses: The Future of Legal Education: Comparative Perspectives.
“Supreme Court of Georgia Dramatically Expands Student Practice: Supporting Experiential Education and Broadening Access to Justice,” Georgia Bar Journal 50 (February 2016).
"Learning Professional Responsibility," Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds. Lexis/Matthew Bender 2015); expanded version available at www.teachinglegalethics.org/learningpr .
"Finding a Better Way to Teach," 17 Chapman Law Review 173 (2013) (Annual Symposium Issue: The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs) (transcribed remarks).
"What Do Clients Want From Their Lawyers?", 2013 Journal of Dispute Resolution 143 (Annual Symposium Issue: Overcoming Barriers in Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice), excerpted in Teaching the Clinic Seminar (Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec eds. West Academic 2014).
Law School of the Future: Centre of Cutting-Edge Practice?, The Law of the Future and the Future of Law: Volume II (Sam Muller, Stavros Zouridis, Morly Frishman & Laura Kistemaker eds. Torkel Opsahl Academic, The Hague) (2012).
“Should American Law Schools Continue to Graduate Lawyers Whom Clients Consider Worthless?”, 70 Maryland Law Review 499 (2011).
"Developing Professional Judgment: Law School Innovations in Response to the Carnegie Foundation's Critique of American Legal Education," in The Ethics Project in Legal Education (Eds. Michael Robertson, Francesca Bartlett, Kieran Tranter & Lilian Corbin (London: Routledge-Cavendish 2010) (co-authored with Charlotte Alexander).
"Remediation Program for Dentists Provides Data on Moral Development Important to All Professions," 76 Journal of the American College of Dentists No. 4 (2009).
" 'How Can We Give Up Our Child?' A Practice-Based Approach to Teaching Legal Ethics," 42 The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education 312 (2008) (Special Issue on The Values of Common Law Legal Education).
"Valuing What Clients Think: Standardized Clients and the Assessment of Communicative Competence" (co-authored with Karen Barton, Gregory Todd Jones & Paul Maharg), 13 Clinical Law Review 1 - 65 (2006); reprinted in New Currents of Law School Education 131-146 (Kwansei Gakuin University Press 2009) (excerpted and translated into Japanese).
"Legal Education After Law School: Lessons from Scotland & England," 33 Fordham Urban Law Journal 193 - 209 (2005) (special symposium issue on Professional Challenges in Large Firm Practice).
"The Professionalism Crisis: How Bar Examiners Can Make a Difference," 74 Bar Examiner 6 - 9 (Nov 2005) (lead article in special issue on "Other Lawyer Licensing Processes and Alternatives to the Bar Examination").
"Rethinking the Licensing of New Attorneys: An Exploration of Alternatives to the Bar Exam," 20 Georgia State University Law Review vii-xxx (2004).
"But What is Their Story?" 52 Emory Law Journal 1147-56 (2003).
"Specialty Certification as an Incentive for Increased Professionalism: Lessons from Other Disciplines and Countries," 54 South Carolina Law Review 987- 1009 (2003) (co-authored with Adrian Evans).
"How to Explain Confidentiality?" 9 Clinical Law Review 579 -621 (2003).
"Evaluating Effective Lawyer-Client Communication: an International Project Moving From Research to Reform," 67 Fordham Law Review 1959-86 (1999).
"Hearing Voices: Why the Academy Needs Clinical Scholarship," 76 Washington University Law Quarterly 85-95 (1998), reprinted in Legal Education for the 21st Century (Donald B. King ed.1999).
"Learning from Law Students: A Socratic Approach to Law and Literature?" 63 University of Cincinnati Law Review 195-220 (1994) (Symposium on Law, Literature and the Humanities).
"The Lawyer as Translator, Representation as Text: Towards an Ethnography of Legal Discourse," 77 Cornell Law Review 1298-1387 (1992).
"A Tale of Two Clients: Thinking About Law as Language," 87 Michigan Law Review 2459-2494 (1989) (reprinted in Alex Hurder et al (eds.), Clinical Anthology (1997).
SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
“Implementation of the New Student Practice Rule,” presented January 16, 2016, Georgia Supreme Court - Georgia Board of Bar Examiners Meeting, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Organized Fall 2015 Meeting of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Atlanta, Georgia.
Organized 2015 Burge Conference on Law & Ethics, “Lawyers as Leaders,” November 9, 2015, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.
"Learning Professional Responsibility for the Practice of Law: the Way Forward," presented at 8th Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, Turkey, July 2015.
Deans' Forum on Professional Formation, March 1-2, 2015, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California (invited discussant).
“Proposed New Student Practice Rule,” presented January 17, 2015, Georgia Supreme Court - Georgia Board of Bar Examiners Meeting, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
“Lessons from Gandhi on Professional Responsibility,” presented January 13, 2015, Workshop on Consumer Protection and Public Interest Advocacy, National Law School of India University, Mangalore, India.
“Courage: Operationalizing Research on Virtue Ethics and Moral Development for Professional Education,” presented January 7, 2015, Varieties of Virtue Ethics Conference, Oriel College, University of Oxford, UK.
Organized and Chaired Fall 2014 Meeting of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Serenbe, Georgia.
Organized and Chaired 2014 International Workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, City Law School, London, UK.
“Are We Making a Difference? Assessing the Effectiveness of Legal Ethics Education,” July 11, 2014, Sixth International Legal Ethics Conference, London, UK (organized and chaired panel).
“Vison 2016: Legal Education,” June 27, 2014, Annual Meeting of the Florida Bar, Orlando, Florida (invited discussant).
“Access to Justice, Legal Education & Incubators,” March 3, 2014, Bleckley Inn of Court, Atlanta, Georgia (co-presented with Hulett Askew).
Organized and Chaired Fall 2013 Workshop of The National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Serenbe, Georgia.
Workshop on Moral Courage, Opening Speaker, Teach Legal Ethics UK, The City Law School, London, England, July 12, 2013.
Convivium on Education, Professionalism and the Academy, invited participant, supported by a grant from the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy, Papa Westray, Scotland, July 1-5, 2013.
Lead Presenter, National Conference on Transforming Legal Education, Nigerian Law School, Nigeria, May 5 -10, 2013.
"Finding a Better Way to Teach," presented February 1, 2013, Chapman Law Review Symposium: The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs, Orange, California.
"What Do Clients Want From Their Lawyers?", presented October 19, 2012, at Law Review Symposium on Overcoming Barriers in Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri.
"Does Legal Education Need to Give Higher Priority to Teaching Ethics and Professional Judgment? If So, What Can Be the Role for Professional Bodies and Regulatory Bodies?", organized and co-chaired session on October 5, 2012 at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, co-sposored by the Academic & Professional Development Committee, Professional Ethics Committee, and Bar Issues Commission, Dublin, Ireland.
"Open-access resource designed for teaching ethics and professionalism," co-presented with Professor Nigel Duncan on July 14, 2012, at the Fifth International Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Organized and Chaired 2012 International Workshop of The National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Organized and Chaired Spring 2012 Workshop of The National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Seattle, Washington.
"Anti-Money Laundering, Ethics and Professional Judgment: A Teaching Exercise," presented March 9, 2012, Annual Meeting of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Miami.
“Real-Life Experience and Authentic Responsibility,” Keynote Address, February 13, 2012, National Conference on Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
Organized and Chaired 2011 Burge Conference on Law & Ethics, "What Do We Know about How Bar Discipline Really Works: What Should Law Schools Teach about Bar Disciplne?"Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta.
Organized and Chaired Fall 2011 Workshop of The National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, Serenbe, Georgia.
"Anti-Money Laundering, Ethics and Professional Judgment: A Teaching Exercise," presented November 2, 2011, Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, Dubai (Joint Session of the Academic & Professional Development Committee and the Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Implementation Working Group).
"Anti-Money Laundering, Ethics and Professional Judgment: A Teaching Exercise," presented October 29, 2011, Teaching Ethics in the Law Curriculum, The City Law, City University London. Also served as co-organizer of the workshop.
"The OPM Teaching Exercise," presented October 20, 2011, Canadian Association for Legal Ethics, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law.
"The Emerging Worldwide Emphasis on Teaching Ethics and Professionalism," presented April 29, 2011 at the opening session of the Spring 2011 Workshop of The National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism held at St. Thomas University School of Law, Minneapolis. Also organized and chaired the entire workshop.
"When and How Legal Ethics Should be Taught," presented January 29, 2011 at the Fourth Learning in Law Annual Conference, sponsored by the United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education and held at the Warwick University School of Law (co-presented with Nigel Duncan and Tony King).
Conference on Empirical Professional Ethics, held at St. Thomas University School of Law, on November 6, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minneapolis (invited discussant).
“Are We Making a Difference? Developing Outcome Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Law School Efforts to Teach Ethics and Develop Professionalism,” presented on October 16, 2010 at FutureEd 2: Making Global Lawyers for the 21st Century, Harvard Law School.
“Educating the Digital Lawyer,” Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, October 14, 2010 (invited discussant).
“Ethical Competence: Preparing Lawyers for Substantial Client Responsibility,” organized and chaired three hour joint session of the Academic & Professional Development Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee on October 7, 2010, at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, held in Vancouver, Canada.
“Ideas for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism,” plenary speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Continuing Legal Education Regulators' Association, on July 26, 2010, in New York City.
“Global Collaboration Toward More Effective Teaching of Legal Ethics and Professionalism,” panel presentation on July 16, 2010 at the Fourth International Legal Ethics Conference held at Stanford Law School.
“Fostering An Ethical Professional Identity,” participated in plenary panel presentation on June 25, 2010, at the annual American Bar Association Conference of Associate Deans, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Threshold Learning Outcome on Ethics and Professional Responsibility,” presented by pre-recorded video on June 7, 2010, for the Inaugural Conference of Associate Law Deans in Melbourne, Australia.
“Can We Predict and Prevent Professional Misconduct? Lessons from the Dental and Medical Professions,” organized and chaired panel presentation on June 5, 2010, at the American Bar Association Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility, held in Seattle, Washington.
“Developing Criteria for Effective Client Communication from Standardized Client Assessment Protocols,” presented May 6, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland at the 2010 Clinical Conference of the Association of American Law Schools.
"Learning How to be a Lawyer in America: Before or After the Law Degree?", presented April 28, 2010, at the University of Maryland Law School, Symposium on The Profession and the Academy: How Are They Addressing Major Changes in Law Practice?
"How the New Hampshire Program Has Adapted a Required Element of Medical Licensing By Creating "Standardized Client" Assessments," presented on April 23, 2010, at the Conference on A Performance-Based Approach to Licensing Lawyers: The New Hampshire Two-Year Bar Examination, University of New Hampshire School of Law.
"Creating an International Web-Based Resource for Teaching Legal Ethics," presented January 23, 2009 at the Third Learning in Law Annual Conference, sponsored by the United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education and held at the Warwick University School of Law.
"The Justice Education Initiative," organized and chaired half-day workshop on December 7, 2008, Fifth Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education held at the Ateneo de Manila University Law School, the Philippines.
"Innovative Methods for Teaching Legal Ethics," presented July 28, 2008 at a Special Program for Mexican Law Teachers, Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.
"The Justice Education Initiative of the Global Alliance for Justice Education," presented June 19, 2008 at the Annual Conference of the Consortium for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law.
"Lessons from Gandhi on Becoming a Lawyer," presented in India on October 2, 2007 at the Regional Workshop on Clinical Teaching Methods at the National Law Institute in Bhopal; on October 6 at the Regional Workshop on Clinical Teaching Methods at the Symbiosis Law College in Pune; and on October 9 at the Government Law College, Sikkim.
"Effective Lawyer-Client Communication" and "Clinical Methods for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism," presented in India in May and October 2007 at three regional workshops on clinical teaching methods (in Bangalore, Bhopal and Pune) sponsored by the South Asia Forum of Clinical Law Teachers.
"Learning from the Mistakes of American Legal Education," Opening Keynote Address at the 2007 International Legal Education and Legal Profession Forum in Beijing, China, on August 8. The conference was sponsored by the Committee of Chinese Clinical Legal Educators and supported by the Ford Foundation.
" 'Smart Without Purpose': The Carnegie Foundation Critique of American Legal Education," presented at four Australian law schools -- Flinders, Monash, Macquarie and Griffith -- during March and April 2007. An expanded version was presented at a special faculty meeting of the University of New Mexico School of Law in September 2007.
"Using the Internet to Promote Justice Education," organized and chaired session on December 8, 2006 at the Fourth Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, held at the National University of Argentina. Also presented "Innovative Approaches to Teaching Legal Ethics" on December 7.
"What Clients Want from Their Lawyers," Keynote Speaker, Annual Partners Meeting of Dundas & Wilson, Scotland's largest law firm, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on November 11, 2006.
“Professionalism and the Accredited Specialist” (co-presenter with Robert Pirrie, Chief Executive, The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, Edinburgh, Scotland), Annual Roundtable of the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization, San Antonio, March 24, 2006.
"Do We Value What Clients Think About Their Lawyers? If So, Why Don't We Measure It?" Presented October 28, 2005 at the 6th International Clinic Conference at Lake Arrowhead, California, co-sponsored by UCLA Law School and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (co-authors: Karen Barton, Gregory Todd Jones & Paul Maharg).
"Clinical Education Changing the World and the World Changing Clinical Education: the Global Alliance for Justice Education," Keynote Address at the International Conference on Clinical Legal Education, held at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. July 14, 2005.
Conference on the Training Framework Review, Nottingham Law School, England. June 22-23, 2005. Invited discussant.
"Legal Education After Law School: Lessons from England & Scotland," presented at the Conference on Professional Challenges in Large Firm Practice held at Fordham Law School, April 15, 2005.
"Do We Value What Clients Think About Their Lawyers? If So, Why Don’t We Measure It?" 7th Annual Conference of the Learning in Law Initiative, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education, University of Warwick, England, January 7, 2005 (co-presented with Professor Paul Maharg, Glasgow Graduate School of Law).
Third International Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, Krakow, Poland, July 2004 (opening speaker).
“Using Specialty Certification to Promote Professionalism,” Annual Roundtable of the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization, New Orleans, March 26, 2004 (Keynote Speaker).
“Re-Examining the Bar Exam: A Workshop to Explore Alternative Licensing Proposals,” Society of American Law Teachers, University of Minnesota Law School, October 11, 2003 (discussant).
“What is Their Story?”, 2003 Conference on Ethics and Professionalism, Emory Law School.
"The Effective Lawyer-Client Communication Project," Hispanic National Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 17, 2002.
"National Conference on Professionalism," Stanford Law School & University of South Carolina School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, September 27-29, 2002 (invited participant).
Second Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, December 2001 (facilitator for pre-conference workshop and post-conference training program on teaching legal ethics).
"How to Explain Confidentiality," Fifth International Clinical Conference, UCLA Law School, November 2001 (also chaired session on international clinical education).
"Law and Narrative as Ways of Creating and Remembering Vast Meaning," Law as Literature Conference, University of Frankfurt, Germany, October 2001.
"The Client's Perspective on the Initial Interview: A Social Science Approach," Hart Legal Workshop, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, June 2001 (also chaired session entitled, "The Attorney-Client Relationship: An Increasingly Important Topic for Legal Education, Research and Law Reform").
"Why a Future Lawyer Should Study Literature," Dartmouth College, February 2001 (campus-wide lecture co-sponsored by the English Department and the Daniel Webster Legal Society).
Supervision Skills Workshop, Vermont Law School, February 2001 (co-sponsored by the Clinical Legal Education Association, provided training to clinical law teachers from around the United States on lawyer-client communication).
"Assessing Quality Legal Services: The Client's Perspective," Clinical Legal Education Association, New York City, July 2000 (organized and chaired workshop held in conjunction with annual meeting of the American Bar Association).
" 'What is Their Story?' Using Steven Spielberg's Amistad to Improve Lawyer-Client Communication," 2000 Conference on Law, Culture & the Humanities, Georgetown University Law Center, March 2000.
"Evaluating Effective Lawyer-Client Communication: an International Project Moving From Research to Reform," Worldwide Advocacy Conference, Inns of Court School of Law, London, England (July 1998) (plenary address); also presented at The Conference on The Delivery of Legal Services to Low-Income Persons: Professional and Ethical Issues sponsored by the American Bar Association, Open Society Institute, and The Legal Services Corporation (Fordham Law School, New York City December 1998), the Annual Meeting of the International Client Counseling Competition Board (March 1999), the Midwest Clinical Teachers Association (October 1999), Inaugural Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (December 1999), New York University Law School (September 2000).
International Seminar of Legal Clinics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1997. Inaugural meeting of faculty and students from seven South American law schools (Argentina, Chile and Peru), funded by the Ford Foundation, to discuss promotion of public interest law through law school clinics. I was one of several North American commentators.
"A Modest Proposal: Cross-National Empirical Research on Lawyer-Client Communications." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (June 1997); the Fourth International Conference on Clinical Legal Education and Scholarship sponsored by UCLA and the University of London (October 1997); University of South Pacific Department of Law (March 1998); Bond University School of Law, Griffith University School of Law, Queensland University of Technology Law Faculty; Centre for Legal Education, Australia (March 1998).
"Empirical Studies of Attorney-Client Communications," Faculty Seminar, University of Sydney Law School, Australia, September 5, 1996.
"Innovations in Clinical Education: The International Law Reform Competition," Clinical Education Conference, Association of American Law Schools, Miami, May 20, 1996.
"An Auspicious Time: Public Interest Litigation and Legal Education," presentation to the International Institute of Public Interest Law in New Delhi, India, December 7, 1995.
"Empirical Studies of the Legal Profession," Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (1994) (Joint Session of Section on Professional Responsibility and Section on Clinical Legal Education) (co-chaired session with Marc Galanter)
"Social Science and the Law School Clinic," Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (1994) (co-chaired both roundtable sessions)
"A Plea for Empiricism in the Study of American Law," Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (1993)
"The Client's Voice: Using Narrative in Traditional and Clinical Teaching," Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (1993) (Joint Session of Committee on Curriculum and Research and Section on Clinical Legal Education).
"Social Science and the Law School Clinic," Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (1992) (organized and chaired roundtable program).
"The Lawyer-Client Relationship: Individual Dynamics," Hastings Law School Conference on the Theoretics of Practice (1992) (discussant).
"Crossing the Waters: Transcending International and Interdisciplinary Barriers in the Study of Law and Religion," University of Iowa Conference on Religion and Law in Independent India (1991).
"A New Way of Practicing Law: The Lawyer as Translator." Various versions presented to: the Second International UCLA-Warwick Clinical Conference (1989); the Law & Society Program, Macalaster College (1990); the Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1990); the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (1990); Annual Cornell Law Review Symposium (1992).
"The Ethnography of Legal Discourse," Annual Mid-West Clinic Conference (1990).
"Developing Scholarship out of Clinical Education,"Mid-West Clinic Conference (1989).
"Teaching and Practicing Law as if Words Matter: Epistemology, Semantics, Metaphor and Legal Reasoning," Symposium on Legal Narrative (University of Michigan Law School 1989).
2013 JAMES SHEEHAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, United Community Housing Coalition, Detroit, Michigan. (In recognition of “your founding efforts to establish the United Community Housing Coalition and the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, your work as a civil rights litigator, and as clinical director at the University of Michigan and Washington University, and your current work as the W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics at Georgia State University of Law.”)
2012 Annual Meeting of the International Bar Association, Award for “achievement of goals of noteworthy significance” on behalf of the Academic and Professional Development Committee. (“In recognition of the exceptional on-going web based initiative for the teaching of ethics.”)
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS SCHOLARLY PAPER. Winner of 1988 Competition.
Manuscript reviewer for Cambridge University Press, University of Chicago Press, and The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law.
Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) (2005 - present). NIFTEP is a consortium of nationally-recognized program on ethics and professionalism: The Experiential Advantage at the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver; The Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham University; The Center on the Global Legal Profession at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington; The Mercer University School of Law Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism; The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law; and The W. Lee Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics at Georgia State University. NIFTEP's national workshops are also sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism. See the NIFTEP web site: www.niftep.org
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Lawyers for Equal Justice, Inc. (Georgia State University representative to non-profit corporation supported by the State Bar of Georgia and all five Georgia law schools to provide post-graduate training and support to recent law school graduates committed to serving low and moderate income persons)(2015 – present).
International Bar Association, Academic & Professional Development Committee, Vice-Chair (2011-14), Advisory Board (2015-present).
Member, The Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, Supreme Court of Georgia (Georgia State University representative) (August 2002 - present).
Reporter, Student Practice Rule Committee, Board of Bar Examiners, State of Georgia (2014-15).
Georgia State University College of Law. Chair, Awards Committee (2013-present); Chair, Lectures & Speakers Committee (2003 - 2008); Strategic Planning Committee, member (2013-14); Curriculum Committee, member (2008 - 2009); Legal Education Study Group, member (2007 - 2008); Dean's Advisory Committee, member (2005 - 2008); organized the major conference held to celebrate the College of Law's 25th anniversary in 2008 (http://law.gsu.edu/FutureOfLegalEducationConference/); co-chaired annual law review symposium (2004).
International Member of the Reference Group advising on a multiyear project for the design, implementation and evaluation of a good practice approach to the final year experience in Australian legal education being funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2009 - 2012).
International member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Learning and Teaching Standards Project-Law of the Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) charged with drafting threshold learning outcomes for legal education in Australia (2010).
Member, Teaching Innovation Committee, the Legal Education Analysis and Reform Network (LEARN). LEARN was supported by a consortium of 10 law schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, New York University and Vanderbilt. Its co-convenors were Associate Dean Lawrence Marshall, Stanford Law School, and Dr. William M. Sullivan, Co-Director of the Carnegie Foundation’s Preparation for the Professions Program. For more information see LEARN's Description of Planned Projects for 2009 - 2010. (2007 - 2009).
Academic Consultant to the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet in the development of a new specialty accreditation program for lawyers in Scotland. The Society, one of the oldest professional bodies in the world, is an independent membership organization for lawyers based in Edinburgh (2005-2009).
Chair, Selection Committee, National Award for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching Professionalism, American Bar Association/Conference of Chief Justices (2003 - 2006). See the Award web site: http://clarkcunningham.org/Professionalism/Award-Home.htm
The Effective Lawyer-Client Communication (ELCC) Project. Director. Pilot project to develop a model methodology for evaluating initial client interviews. See the ELCC web site: http://law.gsu.edu/Communication/
Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE). Steering Committee, 1997-99; 2007 - 2009. Convenor, 2007 - 2009. Chair, Communication Committee (2006 - 2007); Chair, Constitution Committee, 1999- 2001. Organized and co-chaired the 1996 Working Group Meeting in Sydney, Australia which developed this international organization to promote socially relevant legal education. See web site: www.gaje.org
1999 International Client Counseling Competition, Chicago, Illinois. Served as a judge for international law student competition sponsored by the International Bar Association.
1998 - 2001 Urban Families and Community Development Program, Washington University Supervisory Council for inter-disciplinary graduate program bringing together faculty from social work, public health, public policy, education, law and architecture to provide innovative approaches to empowering low-income urban communities.
1996-98 Enforcing Human Rights Through Law School Clinics, Project Director. Ford Foundation project to develop law school clinics in India designed to enforce human rights, with emphasis on women's rights and criminal justice.
1996 Parsons Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney School of Law, Australia.
1995 South Asia Course on Clinical Legal Education, National Law School of India. (Was one of eight members of an international faculty of a 3 week course for law professors from India, Nepal and Bangladesh to expand use of clinical teaching methods in South Asia legal education).
1994 Consultant on Clinical Education, National Law School of India.
1990 Sichuan University. Chengdu, Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China. Visiting Professor of Law (faculty exchange program with Washington University).
Washington University Program on Social Thought and Analysis, Law School Representative to Executive Committee (1990- 2002). Chair, Study Sites Committee (1994-98). Senior Search Committee for first STA Professor (1993-94).
Washington University School of Law. Chair, Committee on Foreign Study (1999 - 2002); Chair, International Programs Committee (1998-99); Chair, Faculty-Student Relations Committee (1996-97); Chair, Computer Committee (1995-96); member, Personnel Committee (1992-94), Curriculum Committee (1990-92, 2000-01); Marketing Committee (1998-99). Institute for Global Legal Studies (1999 - 2002). Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (1999 - 2002).
Association of American Law Schools. Member of 1989 Scholarly Paper Competition Selection Committee. Member of Committee on the In-House Clinic. Member of Committee on Clinical Scholarship. Member of Planning Committee for 1996 Clinical Conference emphasizing international and interdisciplinary perspectives.
1987 University of Michigan Law School. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visiting Adjunct Lecturer in Law. Taught "Lawyers and Clients."