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The Importance of U.S. Law and Teaching Methods to Korean Undergraduate Students

Soongsil Law Review,South Korea, published in English with Korean translation, Vol. 26, No. 239, July 2011

16 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2011  

Helen H. Kang

Golden Gate University School of Law - Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Date Written: July 2011

Abstract

Most countries educate lawyers in undergraduate institutions. But there is a trend afoot internationally, including in South Korea, to create postgraduate law programs; and some of these programs teach U.S. law, with the teaching done sometimes in English. To remain relevant and competitive, undergraduate law programs should consider clinical programs and teaching methods that ready students for the global legal market. Indeed, there is already a trend toward creation of legal clinics in undergraduate programs. Those without clinics therefore must consider creating clinical programs and, at the very least, incorporating teaching methods, such as those used in clinics, to ready students for the legal market.

Keywords: postgraduate law program, international clinical education

Suggested Citation

Kang, Helen H., The Importance of U.S. Law and Teaching Methods to Korean Undergraduate Students (July 2011). Soongsil Law Review,South Korea, published in English with Korean translation, Vol. 26, No. 239, July 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969148

Helen Haekyong Kang (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University School of Law - Environmental Law and Justice Clinic ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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