The UPSA Law School has established a Legal Clinic in collaboration with the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco and the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.
The clinic will offer legal advice and provide legal representation to individuals and businesses while providing students with training on the provision of legal services and how to undertake free (pro bono) work as part of their legal education.
The Legal Clinic was launched on Monday, October 16, 2023, at the Justice Aryeetey Auditorium on the UPSA campus.
Deputy Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Madam Diana Asonaba Dapaah, commended the UPSA Law School for the initiative, stating that the Legal Clinic would go a long way to complement the work of the Legal Aid Commission in providing free legal services to the needy and vulnerable in society.
Lecturer and Coordinator of the Legal Clinic, Mavis Kwainoe explained that the clinic will provide students with an opportunity to gain firsthand experience working on actual legal cases, under the supervision of their lecturers.
The launch was attended by the Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego Okoe Amartey, and Prof Kofi Abotsi, Dean of the UPSA Law School.
Other dignitaries present were Mr. Saviour Kudze, PRO of the Ghana Bar Association, Prof. Gail Silverstein, Associate Dean for experiential learning at the University of California College of the Law (San Francisco) and Mr. Alan Collier of Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.
The clinic will be managed by volunteer lecturers and students from the UPSA Law School.