The specific objectives of the competition are, inter alia, the following:
- Mobilize law students and teachers to share a new mission for legal education based on the constitutional vision of a ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic’, aspiring for Justice- social, economic and political for all citizens as envisaged in the Preamble to the Constitution;
- Make legal education more socially relevant, professionally productive and interesting to the learner;
- Learn through clinical processes, the vast and varied skills of socio-legal research including identification of the problem, gathering of facts, solving problems, legal drafting, legal advocacy, legal writing etc.
- Develop a better understanding of law in the context of social reality i.e., to realize the reasons for divergence between law in the books and law in action and to build capacities for bridging the gaps.