Teisės studijų tobulinimo gairės esminių aukštojo mokslo kokybės užtikrinimo parametrų kontekste.
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Not only in Lithuania, but also in the other countries, there is a growing tendency among young people to choose a legal education. Law is a professional sphere of immense depth and breadth and it is evident that during several years in a school of higher education, designed to grant legal knowledge and skills, it is impossible to convey all aspects and nuances of the law. Legal education in a higher school is only the beginning of a lawyer’s education, while on the other hand it provides a unifying experience among practising lawyers. Consequently, university law schools preparing lawyers certainly provide an important contribution to the creation of a legal state, while providing skills, modelling values and shaping attitudes for future judges, state officials, prosecutors, attorneys and other persons responsible for the implementation of legal mechanisms necessary for the proper functioning of the state. The necessity to improve the level of the preparation of lawyers to engage in the practice of law stems from the changed expectations from both society and students and also from new challenges, specific to the whole environment of higher education. Furthermore we are living in time where globalization and new technology has created vast changes both in the traditional meaning of a university and the purpose of studies. Ongoing international processes, such as increased international cooperation, the internationalization of higher education, the adoption of respective documents such as Bologna declaration and the processes that flow from it necessarily stimulate the reformation of a higher education from one direction. From the other side- higher education, especially in Lithuania, is rather often criticised for the low quality of studies, for excessively long programs which sometimes lack sufficient specialisation, for the lack of participation of social partners in the governance of a university, among other aspects. [...]
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