Legal Education Reform
PILnet believes that law schools play a critical role in producing socially responsible and public interest-oriented lawyers, who are, in turn, essential to the delivery of justice and the protection of human rights. Around the world, PILnet advances innovative teaching methods, comprehensive curriculum development and excellence in teaching so that law schools more effectively promote ethical values, develop broad analytical and problem-solving skills and provide knowledge of the social effects of the law.
PILnet also seeks to identify, inspire and assist reform-oriented leaders in legal education and to connect them to external constituencies within civil society and the private sector that support and benefit from improvements in legal education. To accelerate the process of reform, PILnet utilizes studies, surveys, scholarly debate and stakeholder consultations to create a more active discourse about identifying and meeting educational needs both within legal academe and in the broader public sphere.
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06 December 2012
Building on the success of last year’s legal ethics training for Russian law students, PILnet and its partners held a second edition of the four-day intensive session in Moscow, 7-10 November 2012. Read more
Legal clinicians from across Europe recently set down the foundation for a new network. ENCLE, the European Network for Clinical Legal Education, will serve as an information hub and an open resource for the continent’s clinical community, including law schools, instructors, legal professionals, and NGOs. Read more
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PILnet (then Public Interest Law Institute) and Jagiellonian University, edited by Leah Wortham and Daniela Ikawa, Krakow, 2010. This book is a unique contribution to understanding the issues confronting law schools in Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union as they seek to ensure that their programs meet the needs of 21st century lawyers. Read more
Joanna Silwa, report prepared for PILnet (then Public Interest Law Institute), August 2010. This report outlines the current structure of legal education in Poland and ongoing debates about the goals of legal education and what changes should be made. Read more