Who Wants the Global Law School?

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, Forthcoming

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-42

37 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2017 Last revised: 18 Nov 2017

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Kevin E. Davis

New York University School of Law

Xinyi Zhang

New York University School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

Commentators regularly call for the globalization of U.S. legal education. An often unstated presumption is that if we build global law schools, students will come. In the imaginations of its promoters, the global law school will be overwhelmed by demand from students motivated by economically defined career goals. This perspective neglects the potentially confounding influences of imperfect information, on the parts of both employers and students, as well as social and cultural factors that influence students’ decision-making. This study examines factors that influence student decisions about whether to participate in one aspect of globally oriented legal education, study abroad programs, drawing on recent experience with a study abroad program at NYU School of Law.

Suggested Citation

Davis, Kevin E. and Zhang, Xinyi, Who Wants the Global Law School? (November 1, 2017). UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, Forthcoming ; NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3068266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3068266

Kevin E. Davis (Contact Author)

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Xinyi Zhang

New York University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

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