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Service Learning Experiences in the Bachelor's Degree in Law


Practicum - Environmental Law Clinic

  • Coordinators: Aitana de la Varga (aitana.delavarga@urv.cat) i Elisabet Cerrato Guri (elisabet.cerrato@urv.cat)
  • Summary: One of the places where Law students can do their work experience programme is CEDAT, the Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies, which contains the Environmental Law Clinic. In the field of Law, one of the most common types of international service learning programme is Clinical Legal Education, a global movement for social justice that involves students and teachers from all over the world. The services offered by students under the supervision of the institution's teaching staff include: the writing of legal reports and statements, the writing of local legislative proposals, and conciliation and mediation in environmental matters. Between the academic years 2005-2006 and 2017-2018, the Environmental Law Clinic worked on a total of 55 cases for 30 clients. The Environmental Law Clinic received the 2007 URV Council group award for teaching quality. It is a member of the Network of Environmental Law Clinical Programs and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

2007: Award of the Social Council of the URV to the Teaching Quality. Collective modality.

2018: Award of the Social Council of the URV to the Teaching Quality for the project Social Gardens at the URV: The environmental education to the social innovation. Collective modality coordinated by professorsÁngeles Galiana Saura, Maria Marqués Banqué and Susana Borràs Pentinat.

2018: Project award-winning with the distinction Jaume Vicens Vives to the Universitary Teaching Quality of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the project Social Gardens: Environmental education to the social innovation. Collective modality.

             

Practicum

  • Coordinator: Susana Borràs Pentinat (susana.borras@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Platform in defense of Ebro
  • Summary: The student will work with URV's work team in the wording of the second complaint that the platform will present to the European Commission against the Hydrological Plan of the Ebro. The student will apply their knowledge of law to the benefit of the aforementioned entity developing the legal arguments necessary for the protection of the river Ebro and the defense of the interests of this social non-profit entity.

Final project - Legal report on Detention Centers for Foreigners

  • Coordinator: Víctor Merino (victor.merino@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Platform for closing detention centers for foreigners
  • Summary: The final project is conducted within the framework of an inter-university programme, the aims of which are to prepare a report on the reasons why detainees at Spanish detention centres for foreigners (CIEs) have been held or identified and to evaluate the conditions under which they are detained (possible infringement of rights, ethnic profiling, etc.). This report is prepared at the request of NGOs that are members of the Plataforma pel Tancament dels CIEs (Platform for the Closure of the CIEs). The universities participating in the programme are the University of Valencia, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Alcalá, the University of Barcelona, and the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). At the URV, three undergraduate Law students are preparing this report for their final project.

Final project - Socials movements and law

  • Coordinator: Aitana de la Varga (aitana.delavarga@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Cultural Action Association Despertaferro
  • Summary: This project studies the municipal, regional or state legislation affecting the daily lives of people, and especially social movements. The aim is to write a guide with directions and indications.

Final Project - Civil liability arising from environmental crime

  • Coordinator: Maria Marquès i Banqué (maria.marques@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: FlixNet Platform
  • Summary: The case of Flix contamination has been the subject of different legal actions in the past. The environmental legal clinic of the URV assumes the task of the Flixnet Platform, the 2016-2017 course, to draw up a "legal map" of the situation, analyzing the actions carried out to date, legal arguments and legal channels open. The work is linked to this task and counts on the collaboration of the Ter Defense Group, an environmental entity in charge of executing civil liability aimed at repairing the damage.

Final Project - Self-regulation of URV Social Orchards

  • Coordinator: Àngels Galiana Saurà (angels.galiana@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Horts Socials URV
  • Summary: The Social Orchards of the URV were born with the aim to stress in the social responsibility of the protection and the integration of the environment, splitting of the respect and the commitment of all the people, with a special implication of the University. The philosophy of the entity is the one of the suitable management of the resources, working to become aware to the community in the principles social environment of the social environment of the environmentalism, the solidarity and the alimentary sovereignty. With the intention of not leaving stagnated the project, but do it increasingly big create the Orchards of the Campus Bellissens. In this new space has to work to create a strong community, based in the values that configure his philosophy and that it has considered that they have to remain reflected in a norm. Of here that it split of the idea of, since the capacity of self-regulation that has the entity, propose a draft of statute that it was debated in a full of the community for his approval with the maximum participation., the solidarity and the alimentary sovereignty. With the intention of not leaving stagnated the project, but do it increasingly big create the Orchards of the Campus Bellissens. In this new space has to work to create a strong community, based in the values that configure his philosophy and that it has considered that they have to remain reflected in a norm. Of here that it split of the idea of, since the capacity of self-regulation that has the entity, propose a draft of statute that it was debated in a full of the community for his approval with the maximum participation.

Final Project - Prevention of the feminine genital mutilation 

  • Coordinator: Àngels Galiana Saurà (angels.galiana@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Fundation Wassu UAB
  • Summary: The Foundation Wassu-UAB is a scientific organisation of international field, that acts for the prevention of the feminine genital mutilation (MGF) through the anthropological and medical research, applied to the transfer of the knowledge.
    The assistance that can realise since the juridical point of view to the foundation is relieving in order to propose legislative and judicial technicians more appropriate for the prevention of the MGF, and in this sense proposes realise a study of the judicial application of the principle of extraterritoriality in the realisation of practical of MGF and the suppositions of girls regrouped.

Final Project - Survey about the execution of the citizen responsibility for the condemns in the penitentiary and judicial field

  • Coordinator: Maria Marquès i Banqué (maria.marques@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Penitentiary Center of Mas d'Enric
  • Summary: The Penitentiary Center of Mas d’Enric has poses the need to make a study about the execution of the citizen responsibility on the part of the condemned in the penitentiary and judicial field in order to make proposals in the way to improve the coordination that reverts on the victims interest and in the reinsertion of the condemned. 

Final Project - Legal report about the state of the healthcare comissions in Catalonia 

  • Coordinator: Josep Ramon Fuentes (josepramon.fuentes@urv.cat) 
  • Community organization: Intercomarcal association of consumers and users
  • Summary: This final project is aimed to improve the conditions of the users of the sanitary system starting with the analysis of the existing laws about the healthcare comissions and the redaction of a proposal of modification of the Decret 201/2015, concerning to the regions and sectors to improve the conditions of work and the exercise of the rights of the users in hospitals and other medical centers.

Final Project - Aplication of the UN’s convention in the tutelary entities

  • Coordinator:  Marcel Mateu (marecl.mateu@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: La Tutela
  • Summary: The student has been analyzing the implications of the change of paradigm for a tutelary entity about the persons with disabilities since the ratification of the spanish state of the UN convention on the rights of these persons. The last system was based on the ‘replacement’ of the willingness of the persons with disabilities while the current system is planted on the accompaniment and the support for the free exercise of their fundamental rights.