Training for Justice: The Global Reach of Clinical Legal Education
13 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last revised: 29 Nov 2009
Clinical legal education is one of the most exciting and well-accepted innovations in legal education during the 20th Century. This article defines what the author means by clinical legal education and discusses its world-wide dissemination, primarily through foundations and government funding: the Ford Foundation, the Open Society programs of George Soros, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the American Bar Association's CEELI program, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and some international financial institutions such as the World Bank. The article briefly examines 'best practices' in the globalization of clinics in Poland, South Africa and Chile.
Keywords: Clinical Legal Education, legal education, globalization, Ford Foundation, Open Society, George Soros, American Bar Association, CEELI, Poland, Chile, South Africa
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K40, K49
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