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Clinical Legal Education in Asia

Accessing Justice for the Underprivileged

  • Shuvro Prosun Sarker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bruce Avery Lasky, Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 1-15
  3. Cecily E. Baskir, Ma Liqun, Li Ao
    Pages 37-52
  4. Helen Haekyong Kang, Kyung Sin Park
    Pages 53-74
  5. Thomas Chih-hsiung Chen
    Pages 75-89
  6. Yael Efron
    Pages 91-111
  7. Rathna N. Koman, Helena Whalen-Bridge
    Pages 137-158
  8. Panarairat Srichaiyarat, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Withoon Taloodkum
    Pages 159-175
  9. Julian Lonbay, Musa Toprak
    Pages 215-227
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-250

About this book


This book describes the history, present status and possible future models of clinical legal education (CLE) in 12 Asian countries, with particular focus on the Asian character of CLE as it has evolved in different countries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawKIIT UniversityIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawJustus Liebig University GiessenGermany

About the editors

Bruce Avery Lasky, Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative, Thailand Cecily E. Baskir, Peking University School of Transnational Law, China Helen Haekyong Kang, Golden Gate University School of Law, United States Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore Julian Lonbay, University of Birmingham, England Kyung Sin Park, Center for Clinical Legal Education, Korea University Law School, South Korea Li Ao, Wuhan University Law School, China Lisa Radtke Bliss, Georgia State University College of Law, United States Luke Marsh, Chinese University of Hong Kong Ma Liqun, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China Marium Jabyn, University of Waikato, New Zealand Matthew J. Wilson, University of Akron Law School, United States Michael Ramsden, Chinese University of Hong Kong Musa Toprak, Baskent University, Turkey Mutaz M. Qafisheh, Hebron University, Palestine Panarairat Srichaiyarat, Khon Kaen University, Thailand Rathna N. Koman, Singapore Management University Rogena Sterling, University of Waikato, New Zealand Thomas Chih-hsiung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Withoon Taloodkum, University of Phayao, Thailand Yael Efron, Hebrew University and Zefat Academic College School of Law, Israel

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'Clinical educators the world over are seeking to transform legal education into 'justice education' in a quest to make the system serve the changing needs for justice in our times. In Asia, the mission includes legal empowerment, rule of law, and search for non-litigative methods for access to justice. This compilation of law school-based clinical experiments in Asia provides interesting insights on the way the mission for 'justice education' is shaping up in the region. It is essential reading to all stakeholders of the legal and judicial establishment.' N.R. Madhava Menon, Hon. Professor International Bar Association Chair on Continuing Legal Education, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India

'Clinical Legal Education in Asia offers important insights into the evolution of clinical programs throughout the region. Its various chapters demonstrate a shared commitment to the social justice mission of clinical education that is emblematic of a vibrant global clinical movement. It is an important addition to the growing literature on the spread of clinical legal education around the world.' Frank Bloch, Professor of Law Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, USA

'[This volume] analyzes the legal educational pedagogy of 'learning by doing' and its core value of access to justice. In describing legal education in eleven diverse Asian jurisdictions, authors highlight the benefits and challenges of adaptation of the method in multiple legal systems and political frameworks. Shuvro Prosun Sarker has ably organized this provocative must-read for legal educators, students, lawyers, judges, and bar regulators, as well as for other readers tracking this global movement.' Jane Schukoske, CEO, S M Sehgal Foundation, India