Professor Danny Schaffzin has been elected to serve as the Co-Vice-President and President-Elect of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). Professor Schaffzin will serve his term as CLEA co-vice president in 2018. His one-year term as CLEA co-president will begin in January 2019.

With more than 1300 members, CLEA is the largest independent organization of law professors in the country. CLEA exists to advocate for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers, with its members seeking 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; and pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.

Professor Schaffzin is Memphis Law's Director of Experiential Learning. He directs and teaches both the Neighborhood Preservation Clinic and the Externship Course.