Sun Sep 30, 2012 by Anil Kalhan
DREXEL SYMPOSIUM: Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education (Fri Oct 12 2012)
SYMPOSIUM: Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education
As the practice of many areas of law — including those conventionally regarded as wholly domestic — has come to have international and transnational dimensions, it has become increasingly important for graduating law students to have greater knowledge and understanding of international, comparative, and transnational legal perspectives as part of their basic legal education. While most U.S. law schools have not traditionally placed these aspects of legal education, legal practice, and the legal profession at the core of their pedagogical missions, a growing number of law schools have sought to more proactively develop the place of these global perspectives in their educational programs. This symposium examines and assesses a series of conceptual and practical themes at the leading edge of these developments, including innovative approaches to integrating international, transnational, and comparative perspectives into the law school curriculum; pioneering methods of bringing these perspectives into experiential and legal methods programs; and critical perspectives on all of these emerging ideas and trends.
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law
Professor of Law and Founder and Director, Inter-American Program, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
LARRY CATÁ BACKER
W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law and International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
Assistant Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris
DIANE PENNEYS EDELMAN
Professor of Legal Writing and Director of International Programs, Villanova University School of Law
JORGE LUIS ESQUIROL
Professor and Director of International and Comparative Law Programs, Florida International University College of Law
Senior Lecturer in Law, Australian National University College of Law
Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Assistant Professor of Law, McGill University
HOLNING S. LAU
Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
Associate Professor of Practice, New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Practice Associate Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School
PAMMELA QUINN SAUNDERS
Assistant Professor of Law, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law
Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
Executive Director, Korea Summer Program, Fordham University School of Law
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Dean Roger Dennis; Anil Kalhan
8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Models of Internationalization
Larry Catá Backer; Jorge Luis Esquirol; Vasuki Nesiah; Fernanda Nicola
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Globalizing Experiential Education
Sarah Paoletti; Elisabeth Wickeri; Rick Wilson
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address
“But for Wuhan?: Do Foreign Law Schools That Operate in Authoritarian Regimes Have Human Rights Obligations?”
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Learning and Working Across Legal Systems
Raquel Aldana; Kerstin Carlson; Alana Klein; Holning S. Lau
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Diane Penneys Edelman; Katherine Hall; Leighanne Yuh
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Anil Kalhan; Pammela Quinn Saunders
3rd Floor Gallery
5:15pm – 6:30pm
When: Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 8:30am