Stakeholders, Collaborative, Faculty, Guidelines, Infrastructure.
25 November 2020
Many law students after completing graduation would raise concern about difficulty to enforce what they have learnt legal education in law schools because it has vice versa in Courts, Government offices, NGOs, and Corporate practices. A paper has conducted interview with legendary judges, law professors, private lawyers, prosecutors, and students, observed law schools teaching methods, studied legal education history in Nepal and some countries CLE practices. Study reveals that most of universities have realised that clinical legal education would be essential for law students; it makes them fruitful in their practices however infrastructure, human resources, and teaching activities still seem far behind to achieve such goals. Legal stakeholders, Bar Council, University Grants, Lawyer Association, and Judiciary including entire stakeholders have paid little attention for improving clinical legal education. Other country universities have successfully adopted CLE program at law colleges for this purposed they would receive grants of State. They mobilised students with such grants in multiple sectors particularly pro bono service, moot court practice, social justice advocacy and Intern program are major activities for CLE program. Law schools in Nepal would need to revise promptly CLE program from theory to daily teaching practices for students. These identified areas are foundation to enable practical legal skills for students in Nepal. It makes students more confident apply their legal knowledge in practices and raise a credibility of legal education in Nepal. Students would able to apply confidently what they teach in law schools to their professional sectors.