On June 16, 2021, Catholic Law Professor Catherine Klein and Professor Emerita Leah Wortham were presenters at the virtual conference, Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Justice Education in Times of Crises, co-sponsored by Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE), and Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE). In attendance were 466 delegates representing over 40 countries including Malaysia, Afghanistan, Australia, the U.S., Canada, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Ireland.
Klein and Wortham gave their presentation, “How Clinical Education Collaboration Can Benefit Our Students, Our Clients, and Ourselves,” as part of a team of people involving members from the UK, Czech Republic, Italy, Nigeria, and three other U.S. law schools. This presentation was an extension of their presentation for the American Association of Law School’s Clinical Conference which they gave in May. In their presentation, Klein and Wortham referred to their start in cross-border work through the 30-year collaboration between Catholic Law and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Both Klein and Wortham assisted Jagiellonian professors in establishing their legal clinics in 1997, the first successful ones in Central Europe.