The role of legal clinics in environmental judicial processes

October 28, 2021 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm


This conference is co-sponsored by Environmental Peacebuilding and the Environmental Law Institute.

Within the framework of the International Cooperation Project "Transformation of Deforestation in Colombia through Judicial Education," the Second Policy Dialogue will comprise a series of virtual events that will be held during October and November 2021. These events are designed to generate spaces for academic construction and dialogue between actors about the problem of deforestation in the country by exploring the role of the judiciary in the fight against deforestation.

The second event of this Policy Dialogue aims to present legal clinics and their role in environmental judicial processes and their importance for studying conflicts from all branches of the legal system. It is known as clinical legal training or clinical method in many countries, mainly in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, among others. This methodology allows the researcher or jurist to make an optimal transition from the dogmatic world to the legal reality, where legal problems abound and deserve a solution. The webinar will present experiences from Colombia and the US.

For further details, see the event website.