Legal Practice and Access to Justice

Research: Legal Practice and Access to Justice

Coordinator: Prof Talita Dias Rampin (FD/UnB)


The centers of legal practices within the scope of higher education institutions are a contemporary phenomenon, historically recent, related to the need to create a pedagogical socio-legal space in which students in law will have the opportunity to develop competencies and skills related to their future profession.

The project is split into two lines of research:

1. Mapping the profile of legal assistance in the Legal Practice Center of the Law Faculty of the University of Brasilia;

2. University Legal Practices and Human Rights: an empirical study on the experiences of legal practices centers in public institutions of higher education and human rights education. The research's primary objetive is to analize the relation between the university legal practice centers models with access to justice.

Its objetives are to:

  • Map the experiences of nucleation of legal practices in public institutions of higher education than offer undergraduate courses in law;
  • Analyze the process of institutionalization of legal practices, based on the identification of normative and institutional frameworks related to their centers;
  • Analyze Cerratense (from the brazilian Cerrado) experiences of centers of legal practices developed by different public institutions of higher education;
  • Analyze the models of legal practice centers identified in the analyzed experiment;
  • Reflect, theoretically, on the meanings assumed by legal practices in promoting access to justice in NPJs.

Both projects plan the profiling of those who seek the support of the Legal Practice Center and of the cases treated. Furthermore, it has the objective of delineating the meanings of justice and the trajectories in search of rights recognition. The projects are complemented by a broad research of the social context of those assisted.

Student participation: Ana Luíza de Freitas Viana (Faculdade Projeção), Jennyfer Carolina Ferreira Fonseca (UnB), Rayssa Cavalcante Matos (UnB), Victor Caique Silva de Carvalho (UnB)

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