LEGAL CLINICAL EDUCATION, LAW STUDENTS’ PRACTICAL SKILLS BUILDING, AND PRACTICE-ORIENTED TEACHING METHODS: BRIDGING THE GAPS BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE
With the support of
THE USAID ALBANIAN JUSTICE SECTOR STRENGTHENING PROJECT- JuST,
THE UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA, LAW FACULTY
In collaboration with
WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
THE EUROPEAN CENTRE
We have the pleasure to invite you to contribute to the International Academic Conference organized by the University of Tirana, Law Faculty and Washington and Lee University School of Law, in collaboration with the European Center, supported by the USAID Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project – JuST, with the topic: “Legal Clinical Education, Law Students’ Practical Skills Building, and Practice-Oriented Teaching Methods: Bridging the Gaps between Theory and Practice”.
The scope of this Conference is to encourage research and academic debate on improving the quality of law graduates in Albania by addressing the problems arising from the overly theoretical focus of the legal education curricula, through effective use of Clinical Education, and other practical skills building mechanisms and teaching methodologies. Potential papers are expected to focus on topics related to Legal Clinical Education (including, but not limited to: analysis of clinical teaching elements/methodologies, comparative analysis on clinical experiences and best practices, analysis of Legal Clinics role, scope and functioning, etc.), application of practical skills building mechanisms, effective use of practice oriented teaching methodologies, etc.
Potential applicants are requested to submit an English Abstract of 300 – 450 words to address: firstname.lastname@example.org, within April 17, 2015, containing the following information:
Title of the paper: Albanian and English;
- Font: (16pt Times New Roman, bold, center)
- Author’s name, position/profession and academic title: Capital Letters, 12pt Times New Roman, center;
- Department, Faculty, University: 12pt Times New Roman, center;
- E-mail address: 12pt Times New Roman, center;
- Abstract: 300 – 450 words, 12pt Times New Roman, justified; The Abstract must clearly outline the research focus, the research methods used, the main findings/conclusions, and recommendations.
- Key words: 5-7 words, 12pt Times New Roman, justified.
April 17, 2015 – Deadline for submitting abstracts;
April 22, 2015 – Notification of participants;
April 28, 2015 – Conference.