Clinical Legal Education In Asia: Accessing Justice For The Underprivileged
Clinical Legal Education in Asia: Accessing Justice for the Underprivileged
This book describes the history, present status and possible future models of clinical legal education (CLE) in 12 Asian countries, with particular focus on the Asian character of CLE as it has evolved in different countries.
'Clinical educators the world over are seeking to transform legal education into 'justice education' in a quest to make the system serve the changing needs for justice in our times. In Asia, the mission includes legal empowerment, rule of law, and search for non-litigative methods for access to justice. This compilation of law school-based clinical experiments in Asia provides interesting insights on the way the mission for 'justice education' is shaping up in the region. It is essential reading to all stakeholders of the legal and judicial establishment.' N.R. Madhava Menon, Hon. Professor International Bar Association Chair on Continuing Legal Education, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
'Clinical Legal Education in Asia offers important insights into the evolution of clinical programs throughout the region. Its various chapters demonstrate a shared commitment to the social justice mission of clinical education that is emblematic of a vibrant global clinical movement....