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Archives General Information About Clinics and Clinical Legal Education

December 2013

University Law Clinics

University law clinics provide law students with real-life work experience, develop local legal capacity, and help protect human rights around the world.  Students working in university law clinic—supervised by a law professor or practicing lawyer—provide legal assistance to poor and marginalized clients while gaining exposure to the problems faced by these groups.   The clinical experience offers an invaluable opportunity to use what they have learned in the classroom to empower those whose rights have been violated and who would not otherwise have access to legal assistance.  Ultimately, this can be a transformative experience for them--instilling a life-long commitment to public service.

This section was developed by the Open Society Justice Initiative to serve as a resource for new and existing clinics worldwide.  For more information about the Justice Initiative’s clinic development work globally, please click here.

We welcome the submission of materials that you have developed for use in law school clinics, particularly materials in languages other than English.  To submit a document, simply email it to Marguerite Angelari at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please put “LARN” in the subject line. Materials need not fit into existing categories.  Please put your name and email at the top of the document and understand that it may take some time before we acknowledge receipt of your document and post it to this site.  Inclusion of materials on this site does not constitute their endorsement by the Open Society Foundations.

General Information on Clinics and Clinical Legal Education


In-House Clinics

This section contains information relevant to clinics where professors directly supervise students on cases or other experiential projects.

 

Externship Clinics

This section contains information relevant to clinics where someone other than a professor serves as the primary supervisor for students working on cases or other experiential projects.


Streetlaw/Public Education Clinics

This section contains information relevant to clinics conduct workshops and presentations to educate the public about their legal rights.

 

Other Clinical Models

 

Specialized Clinics

This section contains information relevant to clinics that specialize in a particular area of the law or legal procedure, such as family law clinics or pre-trial detention clinics.

 

Non-English Language Materials

 

Associations, Organizations, and Journals

 

Events-Conferences,Trainings, and Workshops


Links to Useful Websites

 

Miscellaneous

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