It has been proven that the legal clinic is the most effective form of legal education for obtaining law skills. The maximum efficiency of a legal clinic will be provided on the condition of its institutional capacity. Quality marks and providing recommendations for improving the work of legal clinics are effectively provided by the monitoring conducted by the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.
October 22-25, 2019, KhNUIA Law Clinic hosted a monitoring group of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, which consisted of: Andrii Halai – Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, Kateryna Datsko – Dean of the Law Faculty, Head of the Law Clinic of KNEU, Olga Osinskaya – State Expert on Legal Education of the Directorate for Human Rights, Access to Justice and Legal Awareness of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Nina Reshetar – Representative of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.
More about the work of the monitoring group:
The Law Clinic of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs was established in 2012, although its history begins in 2006. Today she works at Faculty № 6 (for student preparation).
Three days allowed to evaluate the organizational, educational, human rights and educational direction of the work of the Legal Clinic of KhNUIA. We note that the legal clinic has a sufficient level of material support and prospects for development. The priority areas that need the most attention right now are: specifying and sharing responsibilities between legal clinic staff (academics, students) and establishing a regular own online representation of the law clinic.
The peculiarity of this monitoring was the information-rich press conference at the Kharkiv Press Club, which was attended by local mass media, representatives of public organizations and the city community. The press event showed the community’s interest in the activities of the Law Clinic of the National University of Internal Affairs, which shows the possibilities for establishing effective cooperation and integration into the local communities.
We are convinced that the monitoring and recommendations will contribute to positive institutional changes in the Legal Clinic of KhNUIA while presenting the results of the evaluation of the legal clinic:
The monitoring was financially supported by the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.