Clinical Legal Education for the Benefit of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants in Europe
Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Europe has reached a new level of dynamism in recent years; many European law schools are now running CLE programs or are discussing opening one.
This is not entirely new. In some European regions, this has been the case for many years (such as in the UK since the 1970s or in Eastern Europe since the 1990s).
The new quality of the European CLE movement lies in the fact that CLE programs can now be found in almost all European regions. The relatively recent developments (in the last 5-15 years) of CLE programs in countries like Germany, France, Italy or Spain are important elements of this dynamic.
"We benefit from the fact that we provide legal aid to the refugees and migrants professionally – this aid is financed by the state and by the EU"