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Title: Sustainability Of Legal Literacy Clinics In India

Lead Presenter: Sheena Shukkur



Session Abstract: CLINICAL LEGAL LITERACY COURSES ARE ELECTIVES AT THE LAW SCHOOLS. FACULTY AND STUDENTS OUGHT TO HAVE INTEREST FOR PROMOTING THIS COURSE. Institutions who are offering the courses are functioning to its objectives. the student learns by doing, and this active learning is learning by teaching: -they learn how to deal with the real- life problems , the law concerned and its application and would frame their knowledge so as to help and assist others - they learn how to answer questions which are too technical and sometimes unanticipated. - they learn subjects which may not be of not their choice , that require lot of research to the extent they have the command over the topic for explaining it to others and respond to the questions. - they gain some experience of the pro bono public services for their future professional life - they must engage in earnest research to find answers to the difficult hypothetical questions. - they learn how to explain and teach cases , as they will do in the court before the judge. - they learn how to engage their audience inside the classroom which is essential for teaching and lawyering. At our institution in Kottayam, Kerala the following are the outcome and intention. I think deeply committed to the objectives will help sustain the clinical /justice education. Quality of pro bono legal services will be increased as measured by increased number of successfully completed cases and positive feedback from the services recipients; Capacity of 60 student lawyers will be strengthened during the two-year training program Knowledge will be strengthened among school children on rights and responsibilities of children within the framework of the UN Convention of the Rights of Child acceded by India and by the different law pertaining to child rights. • New interactive training methods will be incorporated into the training sessions as reflected in the improved legal clinic training syllabus; • Outreach strategy for legal awareness and empowerment to reach the most vulnerable women (who are also engaged in the administration of local self government) developed and implemented; • Various comprehensive information materials containing legal information for the public and legal professionals will be developed and distributed both in English and Malayalam languages to ensure the widest coverage of the population.

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