Unregulated Immigration Law Clinics and Kant’s Cosmopolitan Right: Challenging the Political Status Quo

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Abstract

Unregulated law clinics in England and Wales are prohibited from directly offering immigration advice and assistance. This article argues that this restriction should not be a barrier to teaching immigration law. Kant’s duty-based ethics and his cosmopolitan right can provide a useful normative framework for challenging the political status quo in relation to the regulation of law clinics and policies affecting migrants. It is argued that introducing normative values into Clinical Legal Education can address the limitations of the conventional ‘hired-gun’ model and engender students to a more holistic approach to lawyering. In other words, a model which promotes the causes of third parties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)195-243
Number of pages49
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Legal Education
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Clinical legal education
  • Kant
  • Dignity
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Ethics

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