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Professor Mary Lynch was named co-president of the board of directors for the national Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), an organization that advocates for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers.
Professor Lynch is the director of the Center for Excellence in Law Teaching and the editor of the blog Best Practices for Legal Education. She also teaches her students the practice of law through her Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic and other classes.
At CLEA, Professor Lynch will serve as co-president in tandem with Professor Janet Jackson of Washburn University School of Law. The association's mission is 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
Pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.