2015-2016 School of Law Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2022  
2015-2016 School of Law Catalog archived

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LAW 303P - Access to Justice Practicum.


Transnational Access to Justice is currently taught in partnership with the International Legal Foundation and as a joint program at Washington and Lee School of Law and Hebron University School of Law, Hebron Palestine. The Practicum is also coordinated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and for the next two years will focus on support for the Palestinian Public Defender Program, the supporting legal clinic at Hebron and community access to justice, including Children.  For the 2015-2016 semesters four third-year students at W&L and law students at the Hebron University School of Law participate in the Practicum, per semester. The Practicum’s purpose is drawn from the “United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems”, General Assembly resolution A/RES/67/187.  The specific focus is on access to justice in the pretrial setting and in representation of accused, especially juveniles in conflict with the law. The Practicum is taught over video conferencing and culminates with the four W&L students’ two-week travel to Israel and Palestine, subject to safety conditions (partially funded) work with their Palestinian counterparts seeking to fulfill the Practicum’s broad goal of building greater access to justice in Palestine’s criminal justice system. (Satisfies the actual practice experience.)  Either fall or spring. Five hours. Rice



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