Clinical legal education and access to justice in Ghana and Canada

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dc.contributor.author Frimpong, Antwi
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-19T22:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-19T22:48:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-11-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/13530
dc.description.abstract Law clinics have had a late start in Ghana, compared with similar initiatives in Canada. Although there have been consistent calls for the establishment of law clinics at various faculties of law across the country, development on the ground has been slow. Unlike Canada, no law school at present in Ghana has a law clinic that engages students in actual client representation. However, a comprehensive plan is now being introduced to provide legal aid and advice to the poor, and the Ghana Legal Aid Commission is taking steps to institute law clinics across the country’s faculties of law. Nevertheless, it is yet to be seen how this will be achieved. Drawing on the Canadian experience, this thesis examines the effectiveness of the law clinic method as an innovation that could be used to advance access to justice in Ghana. In so doing, a comparative legal analysis is conducted of approaches to the clinic method in Ghana and Canada, to identify ideal practices that could support the development of clinical initiatives in these countries. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Clinical Legal Education en_US
dc.subject Access to Justice en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Clinical legal education and access to justice in Ghana and Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Parsons, Joe
dc.contributor.supervisor Lapper, Robert G. W.
dc.degree.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Laws LL.M en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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