LCI as Clinical Legal Education
Law protects those who protect it and destroy those who destroy it. According to Friedman, “The aim of legal education cannot, if it is to serve a positive and useful role in modern society, be confined to teach the legal techniques and skills but to make product of law as an instrument of progress through democratic process. It would be tragic if the law were so petrified as to be unable to respond to the unending challenges of evolutionary or revolutionary changes in society.”
The clinical legal education is the need of the hour. It is not simply a pedagogical method but the philosophy about the role of lawyers in the society.
Law students acquire legal education at llb level and at the same time law student or lawyer acquire clinical legal education through LCI
Clinical education has a broad range of impact upon law students. The objectives of clinical work fall basically into five areas –
a) Legal skills development,
b) System – operation knowledge,
c) Growth of professional responsibility,
e) Human – relations understanding.
Lci gives the chances to law students, lawyers to acquire such a opportunity.
The students are to critically consume knowledge from outside the traditional legal arena for better delivery of legal services.
The students are to be acquainted with the lawyering process in general and the skills of advocacy in particular..
They are to understand the limit and limitations of the formal legal system and to appreciate the relevance and the use of alternate modes of layering.
They are to imbibe social and humanistic values in relation to law and legal process while following the norms of professional ethics.The students are to experience the impact of law on the life of the people.
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