Title: The right to an effective education: live legal clinics as an innovative teaching method
Authors: Sabiha Shala; Dukagjin Leka
Addresses: Law Faculty, University of Haxhi Zeka, St. UCK nn., 30000 Pejë, Kosovo ' Law Faculty, University of Kadri Zeka, Str. 'Zija Shemsiu' nn., Gjilan 60000, Kosovo
Abstract: The right to education is guaranteed by international conventions and state constitutions. Indeed, the right to an effective education is challenging many countries offering law education. This is a particular problem for law students in Kosovo and Montenegro. This article presents the current situation in these two countries with regard to providing clinical legal education as the most innovative and effective teaching method in this area, and recommends solutions based on the most appropriate international models. An analysis of the relevant official documents, scientific articles, and law study programs of many universities in Europe shows that live legal clinics are an integral part of law programs. Currently, there are no live legal clinics in Kosovo and Montenegro as part of law study programs, and this must be remedied if they are to provide an effective legal education. A combination of the Croatian and Polish models could be the solution. Thus, the key contribution of this paper is the proposal of a novel model for effective legal education for two countries under research.
Keywords: right to education; live legal clinic; effective education; innovation; Kosovo; Montenegro.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2022 Vol.31 No.1, pp.1 - 22
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