Bosnia and Herzegovina: Improving Legal Education

On June 1-2, 2018, NCSC organized a two-day training-of-trainers program (TOT) for law school deans and professors, as well as practitioners from the cities of Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, and Tuzla.

The aim of the TOT was to train participants in the use of curriculum materials previously developed through a series of collaborative workshops between academics and members of the legal practitioner community, designed to institutionalize a law practicum module for law students under the Student Law Practicum Program (SLP).

By demonstrating portions of the curriculum thorough skill building exercises, participants were familiarized with the content of the curriculum and educational techniques. Participants noted that the curriculum was applicable to a variety of legal fields and judicial proceedings, not only to criminal procedure, and that it will allow students to effectively apply the knowledge acquired at law school. The curriculum will be implemented at law schools across the country in fall 2018.

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