Romanian-American University Legal Clinic
The Romanian-American University’s School of Law is the only Law School in Romania that has developed sustainable legal clinics based on the American model.
As part of the project “Practical School: Innovation in higher education and success on the labor market” - POSDRU/156/1.2/G/132920, there were established the Center for Human Rights and Migration at the Romanian-American University, School of Law, and 4 legal clinics (Migration and Refugee Legal Clinic, Non-Discrimination Legal Clinic, Mental Disability Rights Legal Clinic, and Public Integrity and Corporate Social Responsibility Legal Clinic). These clinics have done research and provided legal advice to vulnerable groups while offering students practical training to develop their skills and legal competences since 2013.
In October 2018, the Legal Clinic on Consumers Law started to be developed under the Erasmus+ project “Skills Transfers in Academia: A Renewed Strategy Enhancing Legal Clinics in the European Union”. It has started to work as an informal activity in the second semester of 2018 when there was gathered a group of 12 students interested in research and street law activities on consumers law.
Starting with the 2019-2020 university year, the Legal Clinic on Consumers Law will be part of the Romanian-American Law School curriculum. It will be a facultative class for the undergraduate students in the second or third year of studies. The Clinic will function more as a research and street law clinic. It also may offer pro-bono legal advice or advocate for better policies (strategic litigation).
Teaching Clinical Professor: Silvia TABUSCA, PhD
Collaborative lawyer: Andra EFTIMIE, PhD