Legal clinics LCs (also referred to as Clinical Legal Education CLE) is a progressive method of legal education, it is one of the most advanced methods of interactive legal education. Put simply, it is learning by doing; CLE is a multidisciplinary and multipurpose type of legal education which seeks to develop the skills and competencies of students needed to strengthen the legal system, providing opportunities for learning social justice concepts. It serves as a link between the law and social justice issues; it also bridges the gap between theory and practice.
CLE is a legal teaching method based on experiential learning, which fosters the growth of knowledge, personal skills and values as well as promoting social justice at the same time. As a broad term, it encompasses varieties of formal, informal and nontraditional educational programs and projects, which use practical-oriented, student-centered, problem-based, interactive learning methods, including, but not limited to, the practical work of students on real cases and social issues supervised by academics and professionals. These educational activities aim to develop professional attitudes and foster the growth of the practical skills of students with regard to the modern understanding of the role of the socially oriented professional in promoting the rule of law, providing access to justice and peaceful conflict resolutions, and solving social problems.
There is currently very strong international interest among educators, professional bodies, government policy makers and major foundations in reforming legal education to make it more socially relevant and to produce lawyers with stronger commitments to professional responsibility and public service.