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The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education

Klabbers, Jan, Sellers, Mortimer (Eds.)

2009, XI, 222 p.

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  • Reflects on the impact of the globalization of legal standards on legal education
  • Draws on the expertise of leading scholars in numerous jurisdictions
  • Considers how legal education can or should serve the new international legal reality
The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices that is beginning to be reflected in legal education.  This volume gathers the insights of leading legal scholars from numerous jurisdictions to consider how the culture and the education of their own lawyers serve or should serve the new international reality. Law firms, law schools, universities, courts and other legal institutions must make themselves more "international" to support the national interests of their clients and governments better. This requires new attitudes, new legal rules and new forms of practical instruction. The essays collected in this volume explore the reality of legal globalization and suggest some ways in which the emerging multinational and multicultural legal order could be made more just and effective.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Europe - Globalization - Legal Education - Transnational - internationalization - law - laws - legal order

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Law - Professional & Vocational Education

Table of contents 

Preface.- Notes on Contributors.- 1. The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education; Mortimer Sellers.- 2. Reflections on Globalization and University Life; Jan Klabbers.- 3. Building the World Community Through Legal Education; Claudio Grossman.- 4. Integrating Practical Training and Professional Legal Education; James Maxeiner.- 5. Internationalizing the American Law School Curriculum (in Light of the Carnegie Foundation’s Report); Larry Catá Backer.- 6. Resolving Multicultural Legal Cases: A Bottom Up Perspective on the Internationalization of Law; Wibo Van Rossum.- 7. Maternity Leave Laws in the United States in the Light of European Legislation; Candace Kovacic-Fleisher.- 8. Convergence and Mutual Recognition in European Asylum Law; Ida Staffans.- 9. Copyright Protection for Works of Foreign Origin; Tyler Ochoa.- 10. The Internationalization of Internet Law; Paul Przemyslaw Polanski.- Index.

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