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Some U.S. law schools provide an increasingly deeper and more sophisticated international experience, while others retrench to focus on professional licensing and job placement. I challenge the profession to prepare more effectively for a global legal marketplace.
Ensuring that U.S. law schools are ready for the evolving needs of a changing, globalized world is one reason the ABA leadership established the Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. Its recommendations are an important first step. Join me in the ongoing discussion.
How do U.S. LLM programs actually benefit foreign lawyers? This article will discuss some of the different objectives and outcomes of the various LLM programs and their implications for global perceptions of U.S. legal education.
This article is a call for American legal scholars and lawyers to investigate the possibilities of teaching in the smaller cities of China—where the “other” law schools are—to meet the needs of the majority of the Chinese law students.
“Legal English” competency, essential for Spanish lawyers, is thwarted by dysfunctional factors in Spanish education. However, some auspicious developments indicate progress is occurring in the long overdue “degibberization” of legal English.
In this difficult economy, with law school enrollments down and students more concerned than ever about finding first jobs, guest speakers can play a significant role in both inspiring and reassuring law students and offering them opportunities to network.
This conference showed how globalized legal education can increase employment possibilities, help solve problems in domestic education systems, and benefit the future of legal education and the legal profession as a whole.
Law school minimized the importance of service of process laws; professors did not even mention “international” service. But in this globalized economy, most attorneys will be faced with the issue. Fear not: there are solutions.
A belief in the importance of international and cross-cultural connections, both within law schools and as a part of the practice of law, is central to this Section’s mission. It is a pleasure to present you with this issue of ILN, which so clearly embodies that belief.
The Global Legal Skills Conference is an international conference of educators, practitioners, and language specialists who meet annually to explore needs and trends in international legal education.