Globalization and Legal Education - A Japanese Perspective
Law and Justice Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 111-126, 2010
16 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2012 Last revised: 14 Jul 2015
Date Written: September 1, 2010
This paper examines the impact of “globalization” on legal education, with particular reference to the recent experience of Japan. The paper argues that globalization has had a significant effect on law and the way that legal services are now delivered. In particular, legal globalization has resulted in the proliferation of specialized legal regimes, such as the lex mercatoria and the lex constructionis that cater to the needs of specific “transnational communities”. The paper identifies a number of features of these regimes and suggests that one noticeable effect of these developments has been the creation of new types of demand for legal education. The paper suggests that catering to this new demand represents a strategically effective way for legal educators to broaden the scope of their activities in an increasingly competitive transnational legal educational market place.
Keywords: Globalization, legal education, Japan, legal services
JEL Classification: K10, K33
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