Law is a system which is both incredibly near to us, affecting and shaping more aspects of daily life than many would imagine, and incredibly distant as a form of knowledge that generally requires the skills of a highly educated professional. In spite of how profoundly law impacts our day to day lives, developing legal […]
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Public legal education (PLE) equips people with the knowledge, skills and the confidence needed to successfully resolve problems encountered in day to day life.
Tools to support the PLE community and help develop effective public legal education. Includes written materials from simple fliers to more detailed self-help materials; increasingly PLE projects use audio and video to get their message across.
Law for Life, the country’s most experienced provider of support and advice to the PLE community, offers a consultancy service to any organisation keen to develop it’s public legal education work.
Research and theory are two of the essentials of better PLE. Only by improving research, both theoretical and empirical, and growing the body of researchers interested in the subject, will PLE develop as a unique discipline.
Public legal education projects come in all shapes and sizes. They could be a campaign, an information pack, a training course, classroom teaching, a theatre production, a TV programme, a mentoring scheme, a website, or many other activities.
Evaluation is important for PLE projects. We need to know what works and we need to support our case that PLE is effective in equipping people to navigate the hazards of modern life.