Eighth Session: Advanced International E-TOT Course

Experience and Practice of Legal Clinics, Case Studies

Eighth Session: The Middle East & Eastern Europe: Palestine & Poland,

Prof. Mutaz M. Qafisheh & Prof. Filip Czernicki

In the following lines, the participants in each session expressed what they have learned, through keywords:


Practical and clinical knowledge
public media
Gradual growth
Clinical standards
Law and Sharia
Rule of Law
Regional Challenges

mutual interests
Freedom of Study Clinic
Housing Clinic
social media
Comprehensive clinic
The role of statistics
Local media

Clinical Publications
Clinic interaction with the judicial system
Nonviolence Clinic
Active participation
Conflict of interest
Freedom of Expression Clinic

In the following sentences the participants in this session expressed what they have learned in this lesson:

To improve the activity of clinics in Iran, we can benefit a lot from the experiences of countries that have a similar situation, especially Middle Eastern countries.

Familiarity with the challenges of legal clinics in Palestine and Poland and their similarities to the challenges in Iran.

Partnering with other countries regarding legal clinics can be helpful.

Multiple clinics can be set up based on each discipline.

The need to adhere to high standards of clinical education from the beginning.

Establishment of a clinic based on cultural relativity.

Legal clinics have a great impact on improving the level of law schools.

Elimination of procrastination in judicial process by using legal clinics.

Each law course has the potential to form a law clinic.

All obstacles to establishing a legal clinic will be removed.

The importance and power of the legal clinic in terms of influencing the educational system.

Changes in the legal system and the establishment of clinics became apparent after the wars and turmoil.

The potential of clinics for change is enormous.

The process of sharing our cultural and scientific differences with the two countries was thought-provoking.

Looking at common challenges between countries and using workable  solutions of those countries. (proper method of comparative study)

Recognizing the clinics of countries where Sharia, like our country, Iran, plays a significant role.

Using students as supervisors and giving them broad powers.

Clinics become a solid foundation for better learning of law and democracy.

New dimensions of the activity of legal clinics from training to interaction and provision of pro bono services in a systematic way.

The issue of gathering information and supervising the legal advice of clinics should also be considered.

Legal clinics have been established in different ways in different countries.

Familiarity with the experience of Palestine was very interesting and instructive because of the cultural similarities.