Law Clinics are an applied education model engineered for the Faculty of Law students.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, Law Clinics are being offered by the Faculty of Law at Özyeğin University as an optional activity in which students participate on a voluntary basis. The clinics will be offered as a 1-credit elective starting from the 2017-2018 academic year. Presently, participants who fulfill the assigned responsibilities over the course of the clinics are awarded certificates of achievement. However, starting from the following year, students will be graded based on their performance in class.
Law Clinics aim to equip students with the practical experience they will need in their future careers and help them acquire the fundamental values that each legal professional must possess, while strengthening access to justice for those in need of legal advise and support. To this end, Real Case Clinics are organized to provide pro bono legal guidance to citizens with no access to legal counseling. In these clinics, students meet applicants and listen to their issues under the supervision of the Law Clinics Coordinator. Students then write a legal opinion on the respective legal issue in consultation with their professors, and share it with the applicants. Confidentiality and volunteering are two key principles of the Real Case Clinics.
Students who join Law Clinics also attend field trips and participate in group work in the assigned subjects throughout the semester. Law Clinics aim to give students the opportunity to put the theoretical concepts and rules they learned in class into practice in real life; prepare and present, either verbally or in writing, a legal opinion; be personally in charge of legal processes; build on their communication and organization skills; adopt the fundamental principles of ethical behavior; and develop their sense of social responsibility.
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