In designing their efforts to strengthen the educational offerings of their universities, SLEEI partners made a number of important choices that shaped the SLEEI approach. These became known as the five principles of the SLEEI approach.
Lasting changes in education can only be realized if they are accepted by the institution and integrated in its regular systems. Therefore, the fifth and final choice the SLEEI project made was to give high priority to institutional embedding of all innovations accomplished through SLEEI activities. This entailed the creation of opportunities for systematic interaction with and involvement of law faculty or university management in making key choices for the project and its activities to ensure that all innovations developed and promoted would match with the institutional realities of the universities involved.