Event Title

Clinical Pedagogy of Externship to Effectively Achieve Educational Goals and Political Reforms

Location

Hirsch Hall, Room J

Start Date

10-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

10-3-2018 4:15 PM

Description

The legal clinical in the Kingdom of Bahrain was inception, not only for the purpose of education but also to achieve political reforms. The first legal clinic was created, based on the recommendations of Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni. It was taken as a mean to educate both people with legal education background and laypersons the practical sense of human rights, its applications, and spread the knowledge of human rights. As well as a mean to heal the rift at the social level in the Kingdom of Bahrain that occurred as a result of the events witnessed by the Kingdom in February and March 2011. Thereby, the experience of the legal clinic in the Kingdom of Bahrain has changed from the typical approach of it being just a mean of legal education to include the process of amending on the political and social level.

This paper will show how to employ clinical education to include it serving other than the pure educational dissemination to how it is used in developing various fields depending on each country situation. Moreover, this paper particularly will discuss how to use legal clinics for the development of legal education in law colleges in the Gulf region. Mainly, changing from the traditional style of teaching rooted in these colleges to interactive learning techniques that will transform the law student from the stage of inertia and memorization to the stage of practical application.

In conclusion, this paper will address the most critical difficulties and challenges facing legal education and legal clinics in the Gulf region in general and in the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular and suggest how to address these challenges.

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Clinical Pedagogy of Externship to Effectively Achieve Educational Goals and Political Reforms

Hirsch Hall, Room J

The legal clinical in the Kingdom of Bahrain was inception, not only for the purpose of education but also to achieve political reforms. The first legal clinic was created, based on the recommendations of Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni. It was taken as a mean to educate both people with legal education background and laypersons the practical sense of human rights, its applications, and spread the knowledge of human rights. As well as a mean to heal the rift at the social level in the Kingdom of Bahrain that occurred as a result of the events witnessed by the Kingdom in February and March 2011. Thereby, the experience of the legal clinic in the Kingdom of Bahrain has changed from the typical approach of it being just a mean of legal education to include the process of amending on the political and social level.

This paper will show how to employ clinical education to include it serving other than the pure educational dissemination to how it is used in developing various fields depending on each country situation. Moreover, this paper particularly will discuss how to use legal clinics for the development of legal education in law colleges in the Gulf region. Mainly, changing from the traditional style of teaching rooted in these colleges to interactive learning techniques that will transform the law student from the stage of inertia and memorization to the stage of practical application.

In conclusion, this paper will address the most critical difficulties and challenges facing legal education and legal clinics in the Gulf region in general and in the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular and suggest how to address these challenges.