The Legal Education Thematic Group aims to understand the challenges of gaining a legal education in poorer jurisdictions and to identify ways in which Lawyers Against Poverty can help, directly or indirectly.
The Group’s current areas of focus are:
- Facilitating the development of partnerships between legal educational institutions in developed countries with their counterparts in developing countries, and building a toolkit to support this process
- Exploring ways that overseas educational institutions, law firms and private companies can provide teaching or other capacity support via the development of joint course development, the development of online training materials and overseas secondments
- Developing links between educational institutions in developing countries and organisations which have access to legal educational materials and resources
- Investigating the use of law clinics in developing countries sponsored by overseas lawyers/law firms, the development of pro bono awards and ways to encourage greater credit for pro bono work
- Exploring the organisation/sponsorship of an event relating to legal education in Africa, and a training course in Africa for teachers and students from developing countries, with a focus on (a) teaching and (b) particular areas of law
- Plan enhanced teaching experience for legal academics in Africa, whether by summer schools or links with academics in other regions
Please email us if you would be interested in working with us or if you have any questions about the Legal Education Thematic Group.