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The Future of Indian UniversitiesComparative and International Perspectives$
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C. Raj Kumar

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199480654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199480654.001.0001

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Clinical Legal Education and Democracy in India

Clinical Legal Education and Democracy in India

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(p.419) 19 Clinical Legal Education and Democracy in India
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The Future of Indian Universities
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Sital Kalantry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199480654.003.0019

Formal clinical legal education programs with instructors teaching clinics in a classroom and practice setting are not common in Indian universities. Few programs in which law students provide legal services on a volunteer/voluntary basis to poor communities. This chapter argues that there are many reasons law schools and universities in India should institute clinical legal education programmes—through these classes, students learn practical lawyering skills and at the same time, students provide assistance to people who could not otherwise afford legal services. One less explored rationale for clinical legal education is the relationship between clinical legal education and the promotion of democracy. Through his personal experience in co-teaching a clinic at the Jindal Global Law School, the author develops the connection between democracy in India and clinical legal education.

Keywords:   legal education, Clinical legal education, pedagogy, voluntary work, democracy

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