International Consortium on Legal Education

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First Annual Conference:
Oct. 2004, Washington DC, US
   2004 Conference Participants

Second Annual Conference:
July 3-5, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey

Third Annual Conference:
TBA

American University Washington College of Law Dean Claudio Grossman hosted the first conference of the International Consortium on Legal Education October 14-15, 2004. The aim of the Consortium is to deepen and expand academic links throughout the world in the promotion of the internationalization of legal education. The Consortium will seek to build on various frameworks for improving legal curricula, develop student and faculty models of exchange, and establish innovative joint research activities.

The conference brought together 43 deans and faculty members from 33 law schools and 22 countries. Participating institutions included: Bucerius Law School, Chuo University, City University of Hong Kong, Diego Portales University, Erasmus University, Instituto Tecnológico y de Superiores de Occidente, Istanbul Bilgi University, Kwansei Gakuin University, McGill University, Monash University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Pontificia Católica Universidad del Ecuador, Ritsumeikan University, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Université de Montréal, University of Paris X - Nanterre, University of Helsinki, University of Ghent, University of Haifa, University of Hull, University of Ottawa, University of Pretoria, University of Trento, University of the Western Cape, University of Western Ontario, Utrecht University, Yeditepe University, and Yonsei University.

The Second Annual Conference of the International Consortium on Legal Education was hosted by Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey from July 3-5, 2005, at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. The Consortium consists of deans and faculty from 25 universities worldwide. The 2005 discussion topics included: "Challenges Posed by Globalization," at which Dean Grossman provided the keynote address; "Teaching EU Law;" "Japan's New Legal Education System;" "The Hague Legal Capital of the World: Short-Term Training in Int'l Public and Private Law;" and discussions on clinical education and collaborative teaching methods.

International Consortium on Legal Education Mission

The lines dividing world communities continue to blur, creating the need for legal professionals who understand our diverse legal systems and cultures. American University Washington College of Law and its partners have made a commitment to build a world community by identifying transnational legal education issues and addressing these issues in a substantive manner. Accordingly, the International Consortium on Legal Education will seek to create new programs and enhance existing programs in order to improve and promote international legal education the world over. In order to achieve its mission, the Consortium will build on various frameworks for improving legal curricula, develop student and faculty models of exchange, and establish innovative joint research activities.

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