In the near future, the legal clinic of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Cherkasy National University expects positive changes! As said during the presentation of preliminary results of the three-day monitoring visit, the First Vice-Rector of the University Vasyl Moisienko – the institution is ready to introduce the positive experience of other legal clinics and is interested in the development of the University legal clinic.
And now – in more detail:
From 01 to 03 October 2019, the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, together with the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Cherkasy National University, monitored the activity of the legal clinic in order to comply with the Standards of activity of legal clinics, approved in 2014 at the All-Ukrainian Forum of ALCU.
During the monitoring, the following areas of activity of the legal clinic were investigated: organizational, educational, human rights and law education work of the LC. Such monitoring is intended to ensure the development of legal clinics in the regions and to allow the Association to know better the needs of the legal clinical movement network.
Legal clinic evaluation results
The monitoring showed that the legal clinic has a good base and prospects for further development. The strengths of the clinic are the support of the legal clinic by the university, the provision of quality free legal aid, sufficient integration into the educational process. Among the areas that need improvement are legal education and organization of the legal clinic. In particular, the university should pay attention to the need to expand the staff of the legal clinic and to financially encourage the work of the clinic curators.
In general, the clinic has all the opportunities to improve its activities and rapid development, and the preliminary results are as follows:
Legal Clinic Contacts:
Kulbashna Olena Anatoliivna, the Head (0472) 37-70-58
Legal clinic monitoring is conducted by the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation initiative “Development of regional leadership and establishing a model of coordination of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.”