This is called clinical legal education. congratulations
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. It is a liberal, radical and reformative method having the programmes in the process of development. This method keeps the legal system as a vehicle for change. This philosophy builds up faith in the legal system as a means of reform. The clinical legal education programmes provide a context for testing legal theories. This method sensitizes the law students towards ethical and moral responsibilities to perform pro bono public work so that they can provide services to the communities through public interest lawyering.
They are to be trained through Lokadalat, Legal aid clinic, Legal literacy project, direct representation of clients before selected courts, tribunals and agencies. Other activities, such as legislative drafting and community participation can be chosen as well. The challenges are to select the appropriate field work experiences from all those common problems and case planning exercises based on mock case files.
The same method is to be applied for the training of law students. But it is difficult to classify all the law subjects in the above mentioned categories. They can be broadly classified into (i) Non-clinical and (ii) Clinical subjects. The Para-clinical subject such as inquiry, investigation, medical report and expert opinions are intertwined with clinical subjects. The objective of clinical legal education is to develop the perception, the attitudes, the responsibility and the skills to become a lawyer after the completion of the course from the law schools. They are being given the training to acquire knowledge in the non-clinical subjects like language, history, economics, political science, sociology and philosophy. This would motivate a student of law to undertake the responsibility to face the complicated problems and to analyze the fact with the help of the study in literature, arts, science, economics, commerce and other relevant subjects. The non-clinical legal education needs a systematic flow of knowledge and functional skill.