Legal clinic at UWED resumes admission of applicants
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- From 1 February 2021, the Legal Clinic at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan resumes admission to applicants. People from socially vulnerable groups of the population have an advantage in getting free legal aid here.
The suspension of the consideration of cases of applicants or, in the language of lawyers - "principals", was associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The legal clinic at UWED has been operating since 2000 and is the oldest in Uzbekistan. Over the past years, assistance has been provided to a significant number of people, including representatives of low-income and large families, people with disabilities, retirees and other categories of people who apply.
Free legal advice, consideration of cases, assistance in preparing the necessary documents for going to court are provided by students of the Faculty of International Law of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan under the guidance of experienced lawyers. Among such mentors are the permanent head of the Legal Clinic, Associate Professor of the Faculty of International Law Ziyodulla Ubaydullaev, Doctor of Law Irina Cherkashina, lawyer Galina Mayorova and others.
Legal assistance is provided in the consideration of civil, family, labor and economic cases.
For people who come here, the Legal Clinic becomes a source of help, legal advice, sincere support from young responsive guys who are looking for and find interesting solutions to the problem of their "client". Most of the cases in which legal assistance is provided here are resolved in favor of the “principals”.
For future international lawyers, participation in the work of the Legal Clinic is an opportunity to learn earlier about the real law enforcement practice, the problems they will have to face from the first days of work in cases in which private law and economic law are affected.
In many ways, these young people are cadres for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and modern foreign policy and economy are inseparable. And tomorrow today’s students, having in their luggage the experience of considering specific cases, and also realizing that behind each appeal are the fate of people, they will be able to contribute to justice and the resolution of disputes as professionally and responsibly as possible.
The clinic also has a unique opportunity to conduct real field trials on its base, having a courtroom that meets all the necessary standards. To this end, the Legal Clinic at UWED has concluded agreements with the country’s Supreme Court, the Institute of the Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child. This helps both the help from the Jurklinika in contacting specific "principals" and the participation of students in real court hearings, which gives the experience of a comprehensive approach to controversial situations, understanding how deeply it is necessary to approach each issue.
“Consideration of each case in the Legal Clinic by future international lawyers is an analysis of existing legislative norms, taking into account the application of aspects of substantive civil law, housing law, and family law. For each case, we here conduct a situational analysis in order to model the independent thinking of tomorrow’s specialists, the ability to make informed decision-making, and develop a mechanism for in-depth study and enforcement of these norms. Further, many of them in their work will have to deal with international private law, and this is one of the most difficult areas. And the Legal Clinic contributes to their practical training”, - notes Ziyodulla Ubaydullaev.