Harvard Global Legal Education Forum
Coupled with the academic turn to the study of “globalization”, “global governance” and “transnational networks”, legal education reform has begun to be addressed from different points of view. Particularly since the end of the Cold War, and with the expansion of transnational markets and institutions, national governments and members of the legal profession and academy are revisiting the content and methods of legal education. While their efforts are self-styled as global in outlook, there has been little concentrated discussion of what this means in practice. At the same time, initiatives taking place in different countries show an increasing commitment to innovate in legal education, creating new roles and purposes for law schools in the 21st century.
This Forum will examine the question of global legal education from a series of regional, pedagogical, professional and academic perspectives.