Legal literacy projectsc: Linical experience of empowering the poor in India

Pandey, Ajay and Shukkur, Sheena (2011) Legal literacy projectsc: Linical experience of empowering the poor in India. In: The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice. Oxford University Press, United States of America, pp. 241-252. ISBN 978-019538114-6

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This chapter explores the use of legal literacy projects and their role in the clinical legal education movement in India. It explains how legal literacy is particularly important in India because the effective implementation of laws and regulations aimed at securing a just and fair society remain incomplete as long as the common population does not have adequate information about them, and that good governance is linked to legal literacy because the state's mandate to ensure justice and equity means little in practice due to a lack of effective implementation. The chapter includes a description of law school-based legal literacy clinics as they have existed in India for many years, as well as a description of a novel legal literacy project aimed at empowering villagers in rural areas to work toward good governance. It argues that law schools have a great potential to steer legal literacy projects, and that clinical programs can play a critical role in shaping legal literacy projects to achieve their desired goals.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Clinics | Empowerment | Good governance | Implementation | India | Just society | Law school | Legal literacy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 10:33
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 10:33
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