The Export of Legal Education: Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries; Chapter 1, Introduction
THE EXPORT OF LEGAL EDUCATION: ITS PROMISE AND IMPACT IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES, Ronald A. Brand, Wes Rist, eds., Ashgate, 2009
12 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 23, 2009
This collection is the multifaceted result of an effort to learn from those who have been educated in an American law school and who then returned to their home countries to apply the lessons of that experience in nations experiencing social, economic, governmental, and legal transition. Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, this work provides a unique insight into the ways in which legal education impacts the legal system in the recipient’s home country, addressing such topics as efforts to influence the current style of legal education in a country and the resistance faced from entrenched senior faculty and the use of U.S. legal education methods in government and private legal practice. This book will be of significant interest not only to legal educators in the United States and internationally, and to administrators of legal education policy and reform, but also to scholars seeking a more in-depth understanding of the connections between legal education and socio-political change.
Keywords: legal education, international legal education, U.S. legal education methods, international legal systems, international impact, socio-political change, U.S. LL.M education, LLM education, LL.M., policy formulation, reform, rule of law, commerce, exports, international education
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