The right to adequate education in law schools

Nowadays, the traditional knowledge transmission approach to teaching law is less popular in most of the European countries. Universities emphasize the role of experiential teaching methods where the acquisition of lawyering skills, e.g. document drafting, communication with clients, problem-solving, ethical issues are more important than cognitive legal knowledge. The employers of freshly graduated law students require immediately useable knowledge. Even though this new teaching trend spreads quickly, the number of practice-oriented courses is quite low at law schools. Clinical Legal Education can be a bridge between legal education and the expectation of employers. Live-client clinic courses provide opportunities to transfer skills and professional attitudes toward law students. In order to provide the right to adequate education to a law student, law schools should surpass those hindering factors that make the spread of experiential learning more difficult.