Legal clinics, a challenge for the teaching of law

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Author list: Mimoso, M. J., Anjos, M. R., & Miranda, C.
Publication year: 2018
Journal: New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences (2547-8818)
Volume number: 5
Issue number: 3
Start page: 101
End page: 108
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 2547-8818
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The teaching of law has experienced new challenges, especially with
globalisation and the changes introduced by the

Bologna process. However, it has been difficult to implement them before
the insistence of the traditional methodology of

expository lessons, deeply rooted in the cycles of law. One of the
current challenging methodologies is the legal clinics, as a

dynamic and providing tool for active learning and facilitating the
acquisition of practical competences. The legal clinics offer

the possibility of a teaching based on life cases, allowing students to
observe the effective or simulated representation of

legal cases, developing skills, also appealing to the values and ethics
that are imposed on a future jurist, be a lawyer or a

magistrate. The purpose of our study is to raise awareness of the
paradigm shift in the teaching of law, especially in

Portuguese schools. The legal clinics will raise awareness of civil
society, instilling reliability in the legal services.


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