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Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education: A Report on the Education of Transnational Lawyers

41 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2005  

Date Written: December 1, 2005

Abstract

This article analyses the role of U.S. law schools in educating foreign lawyers and the increasingly competitive global market for graduate legal education. U.S. law schools have been at the forefront of this competition, but little has been reported about their graduate programs. This article presents original research on the programs and their students, drawn from interviews with directors of graduate programs at 35 U.S. law schools, information available on law school web sites about the programs, and interviews with graduates of U.S. graduate programs. Finally, the article considers the responses of U.S. law schools to new competition from foreign universities for the job of educating the world's lawyers.

Keywords: legal education, globalization, legal profession

JEL Classification: K00, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Silver, Carole, Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education: A Report on the Education of Transnational Lawyers (December 1, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=829744 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.829744

Carole Silver (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/CaroleSilver/

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