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n Journal for Juridical Science - Access to justice outside the conventional mould : creating a model for alternative clinical legal training

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Abstract

The Constitution guarantees access to legal representation in criminal cases, but not for civil matters. The challenge for university law clinics is, therefore, to find alternative ways of assisting law clinic clients in respect of civil matters. Because the delivery of legal services to law clinic clients form part of an academic curriculum, such services have to conform to the demands and standards of teaching final year LLB students at the university. The alternative to the traditional way of litigation via the Magistrates' Court is found in the Consumer Affairs Court. The operation of a specialist consumer unit, as a litigation entity and as an academic teaching unit is discussed. The functions of such a unit, measured against the goals set for law clinics, can be applied successfully in providing access to justice for civil litigants, whilst providing multiple academic teaching, research and career opportunities.


Aangesien die Grondwet regsverteenwoordiging in strafsake waarborg, maar sodanige toegang beperk is vir siviele litigante, is regsklinieke by universiteite genoop om alternatiewe maniere te vind om regsdienste aan regskliniekkliente te lewer. Die lewering van regsdienste aan regskliniekkliente vorm deel van 'n akademiese leerplan en moet derhalwe voldoen aan die vereistes en standaarde van lesings wat aan finale jaar LLB studente aangebied word. Die alternatief vir tradisionele litigasie (in die Landdroshof) is gevind in litigasie in die Verbruikershof. Die manier waarop 'n spesialis verbruikerseenheid as beide 'n litigasie- en 'n akademiese eenheid funsioneer, word bespreek. Die funksies van hierdie eenheid, gemeet aan die doelstellings van regsklinieke, kan suksesvol aangewend word in die voorsiening van toegang tot die reg vir siviele litigante, terwyl dit voorsiening maak vir 'n verskeidenheid van akademiese-, navorsing- en loopbaan geleenthede.

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2007-06-01
2016-12-07
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