This article argues that doctrinal training, which dominates the law curriculum, fails to equip law students with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of legal practice. To address the limitations associated with the doctrinal method, the article advocates a normative approach to clinical legal education, namely the deontological philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Kantian ethics provides a powerful framework for developing reflective and reflexive practice due to its commitment to the dignity of the individual.
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- Clinical legal education
- reflective practice