The Role of Legal Clinics of Law Schools in Human Rights Education: Mofid University Legal Clinic Experience
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 15, pp 3014-3017, 2011
3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences
4 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2011 Last revised: 2 Feb 2015
Date Written: June 8, 2011
Previous research has demonstrated that human rights education has an essential role in promotion of human rights and access to justice in societies. However, human rights are still facing serious challenges most of which arise from lack of effective educational methods. Our research shows that legal clinics of law schools can play an important role in dealing with the challenges and enhancing human rights education. The findings indicate clinical human rights education can be regarded as a successful method that enjoys availability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability. In addition, the results highlight that this method is practical and low cost and can meet the criteria of satisfaction, permanence and frequency of training.
Keywords: human rights education, legal clinics, education, clinical legal education
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