Bosnia and Herzegovina: Educating through Practice-Based Learning Systems

On February 16-17, 2018, NCSC organized a two-day law school faculty workshop for deans and professors from law schools in the cities of Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, and Tuzla.

The workshop included a mock trial presentation from law students of the University of Sarajevo, and a clinical legal presentation highlighting practice-based learning systems for professors and deans. 

The workshop engaged participants in a collaborative effort to design and institutionalize a law practicum module for law students under the Student Law Practicum Program (SLP). The goals of SLP include supporting law student to develop practice-based skills to prepare them for the legal profession, and to build the capacity of law schools and their professors to design and deliver practice-oriented courses with input from the legal practitioner community. SLP is currently working with the law faculties in Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo and Tuzla to develop a curriculum and course materials to support a law practicum module focusing on criminal justice and anti-corruption, which will be implemented in the fall of 2018.

SLP is a two-year project funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.