Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education: A Report on the Education of Transnational Lawyers
Northwestern University School of Law
December 1, 2005
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: legal education, globalization, legal profession
JEL Classification: K00, K40, K49
Date posted: December 9, 2005