The Evolution of Legal Education: Internationalization, Transnationalization, Globalization

German Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 7, p. 877, 2009

CLPE Research Paper No. 33/2009

17 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2009  

Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 13, 2009

Abstract

This article examines the evolution of legal education as it has moved through international, transnational, and now global paradigms. It explores these paradigms by reference to practice, pedagogy, and research. Internationalization saw the world as an archipelago of jurisdictions, with a small number of lawyers involved in mediating disputes between jurisdictions or determining which jurisdiction applied; transnationalization saw the world as a patchwork, with greater need for familiarity across jurisdictions and hence a growth in exchanges and collaborations; globalization is now seeing the world as a web in more ways than one, with lawyers needing to be comfortable in multiple jurisdictions.

Keywords: Legal education, Transnationalization, Internationalization, Globalization

JEL Classification: K10, K40

Suggested Citation

Chesterman, Simon, The Evolution of Legal Education: Internationalization, Transnationalization, Globalization (October 13, 2009). German Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 7, p. 877, 2009; CLPE Research Paper No. 33/2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1488246 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1488246

Simon Chesterman (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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