Holding Onto ‘Too Many Lawyers’: Bringing International Graduate Students to the Front of the Class

28 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2013

Date Written: July 26, 2013

Abstract

As U.S. law schools come to terms with the need for new sources of revenue, the role of international law students may be both central to survival and an indication of the challenges that arise from the presence of different tracks for students. In order to maintain and perhaps increase US law schools’ share of the global market for graduate law students, understanding what international students want is crucial to meeting the competition. At the same time, satisfying the goals of international students may require schools to embrace globalization and allow its forces to infiltrate their structures, activities and traditional approaches to educating lawyers.

Las facultades de derecho de EE UU coinciden en la necesidad de lograr nuevas fuentes de financiación, con lo que el papel de los estudiantes de derecho internacionales puede ser básico para su supervivencia y un indicio de los retos que surgen por la presencia de diferentes grupos de estudiantes. Para que las facultades de derecho de EE UU mantengan y tal vez aumenten su participación en el mercado global de estudiantes de derecho, es fundamental entender qué quieren los estudiantes internacionales. A su vez, alcanzar las metas de estos estudiantes puede obligar a las facultades de derecho a abrazar la globalización y permitir que llegue a sus estructuras, actividades y sistema tradicional de formar abogados.

Keywords: Legal education, globalization, legal profession, Educación legal, globalización, abogacía

Suggested Citation

Silver, Carole, Holding Onto ‘Too Many Lawyers’: Bringing International Graduate Students to the Front of the Class (July 26, 2013). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 229. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298682

Carole Silver (Contact Author)

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ( email )

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

American Bar Foundation ( email )

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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