"In France, this concept of a legal clinic is only beginning to be understood and it is only at the end of the 2000s that clinics appeared in the university field. Over the past decade or so, a genuine clinical movement has emerged, with a multiplicity of initiatives aimed both at transforming pedagogy in law schools and at fostering links between universities and civil society, Legal aid to associations and people in difficulty. The emergence of the clinical movement is, however, older in other states of La Francophonie. For example, in Canada, and more specifically in Quebec, legal clinics have been in existence for a little longer. These structures serve to train the lawyers of tomorrow, transmitting to them fundamental ethical principles and giving them the desire and the means to be human rights advocates in their country or internationally.
Due to its North American origin and its diffusion almost exclusively in English, most of the literature devoted to these clinics is written in English. One of the objectives of the Network is therefore: to write and put online documents in French available to all those interested in the clinical movement. It is also and above all:
To share the experiences of different clinics,
To create a lasting link between those that have been created in French-speaking countries in recent years,
And to encourage the creation of new legal clinics by providing tools, links and documentary resources useful to all Francophonie." From the Network of Francophone Legal Clinics Website
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