The Graduate Law Degree Holders in the Legal Education Market: Evidence from the US, Rankings and Implications

Beijing Law Review, 2016, 7, 371-399

30 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2017 Last revised: 13 Jan 2017

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Kiyoung Kim

Chosun University - Department of Law

Date Written: December 29, 2016

Abstract

Given that the law is helpful, essential and non-separable with our lives, we surely would like to know the people that make laws and who practice in the legal profession. This query is the recent theme we have pursued in this and other related projects. The investigation has revealed a knowledge economy (savoir-faire) that has entwined law and the actions of law people, which growingly became edged to explain their behavior and moral and professional conduct. The expectation has been that graduate law classes are for foreign lawyers who would return to their home country to work as international lawyers or as professors. That has long been deemed as a given; but the precise reality has not been previously unraveled. With this backdrop, the current paper purports to survey the status and performance of graduate law degree holders in US law school, to rank global law schools, and explore the implications and findings concerning the processes and outcomes of their missions.

Keywords: Law School, Legal Education, Research Impact, Faculty Recruitment, Educational

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Kim, Kiyoung, The Graduate Law Degree Holders in the Legal Education Market: Evidence from the US, Rankings and Implications (December 29, 2016). Beijing Law Review, 2016, 7, 371-399. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2895225

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