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USAID/PROLoG Supports National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement to Draft Subject Benchmark Document for law

19 March 2020 USAID/PROLoG Supports National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement to Draft Subject Benchmark Document for law

In the beginning of March the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) established a Law Benchmark Council consisting of 14 members from representatives of law schools, Georgian Bar Association, High School of Justice, Notary Chamber of Georgia and Prosecutor’s office. The Council members easily adapted to COVID-19 restrictions and organized first meeting online on March 17 to approve the Benchmark document for law programs. It is expected that the NCEQE will adopt the Benchmark document at the end of March. This Benchmark will be used as a guiding document for accreditation of law programs in 2020 in Georgia.   

In order to renew the 2011 Benchmark document, and make it compatible with the new National Qualification Framework, last year the (NCEQE) established an expert working group comprised of representatives all stakeholders. USAID/PROLoG supported the above working group with an expert’s assistance. Mrs. Richard Grimes, an experienced UK legal education expert was involved in the process of drafting of the Benchmark document of law programs for Georgia. With Mrs. Grimes’ assistance the WG reached agreement on controversial issues and definitions to be incorporated in the document.

The Benchmark document for law programs will improve the procedures for accreditation of law programs in Georgia and support the development of transparent and uniform criteria for evaluation of educational programs. It will also support recognition of skills and competences and lead to a shift towards a learning outcomes orientation in Georgian education.

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