Clinical Legal Education in Asia: Accessing Justice for the by Shuvro Prosun Sarker

By Shuvro Prosun Sarker

This booklet describes the historical past, current prestige and attainable destiny versions of scientific criminal schooling (CLE) in 12 Asian nations, with specific specialize in the Asian personality of CLE because it has advanced in numerous countries.

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Countries of initial engagement include Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. 54. Christopher Walsh and Nada Chaiyajit, “Sexperts! Disrupting Injustice Through HIV Prevention and Legal Rights Education with Transgenders in Thailand” published paper at the Joint AARE APERA International Conference, 2012, Sydney. 55. In 2011, a Vietnam nationwide CLE project began involving universities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho, in collaboration with the Vietnamese civil society organization VNP+, and with the support of UNAIDS and BABSEA CLE, to provide legal education, empowerment training, and legal referral services to networks of PLHIV.

4. 3. People from the islands have to travel to the capital city even to secure legal representation or information on finding lawyers, or information on how to proceed with a case. See Juliet M. Brodie, “Little Cases on the Middle Ground: Teaching Social Justice Lawyering in Neighborhood-Based Community Lawyering Clinics” (2009) 15 Clinical L. Rev. 333. Lon L. Fuller, “What the Law Schools can Contribute to the Making of Lawyers” in Martin L. ) Legal Education: The International Library of Essays in Law & Legal Theory (Dartmouth Publishing Company Limited, 1993) 189.

59 Legal clinics, as Yale professor Jerome Franks called them, were “legal dispensaries” that offered law students experiential learning opportunities similar to those offered to medical students at medical schools. 65 Such a scheme enables them to be placed at an in-house or external institution. ”68 Commonwealth countries have been slow to develop institution-based clinics. In some places, such as Australia and New Zealand, there are partnerships between law schools and community law centers.

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