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Building a European-Oriented Law Curriculum


Nicole Kornet


Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI); Maastricht University - METRO Institute; Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

April 11, 2011

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2011/17

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The Europeanisation of law and legal practice calls for the education of a new generation of law graduates; “European” law graduates who are comfortable with different jurisdictions, who can quickly understand a new legal system, who can identify the common European or international origins of divergent national laws and who can solve transnational legal problems. With its focus on national law, the traditional law curriculum is ill-suited to educating such “European” law graduates. Legal education therefore needs to undergo a reorientation, and requires the development of a European-oriented law curriculum taught from a comparative and European perspective. This paper aims to identify some of the building blocks of a European-oriented law curriculum and to illustrate how it can be implemented by looking at Maastricht University’s European Law School - English Language Track.

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Keywords: Europeanisation of legal education, comparative legal education, European law graduates, European Law School


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Date posted: April 12, 2011  

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Kornet, Nicole, Building a European-Oriented Law Curriculum (April 11, 2011). Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2011/17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1806916 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1806916

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Nicole Kornet (Contact Author)
Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
Netherlands
Maastricht University - METRO Institute ( email )
PO Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
Maastricht University - Faculty of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200
Netherlands
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