Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Beyond Harvard: Transplanting Legal Education

[We have the following announcement.]

Beyond Harvard: Transplanting Legal Education, 5-6 June 2018, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada

The [University of Tasmania] Law Faculty, along with the American Society for Legal History and Osgoode Hall Law School, is pleased to support an upcoming symposium to critically examine the role US legal education has played in law schools, law and lawyering across the 20th century.

In addition to providing rich historical insights, the symposium will speak directly to some of the inherited and global challenges of curriculum design and pedagogy confronting law schools today. By presenting the contingency of dominant influences and highlighting comparative experiences, the symposium should stimulate ideas for reforming legal education.

The symposium brings together legal scholars who share an interest in the history of legal education, legal transplants and US legal theory.  Presenters will speak on the history of US transplants in: China, Japan, Israel, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, France, Sweden, Estonia, England, Australia and Canada.  In addition one paper will examine attempts to use US models to create programs to educate global lawyers.

Registration details to follow. Read the provisional program for the event.  For more information please contact:

[Presenters and commentators include Jedidiah J Kroncke, Philip Girard, Model Kjell Å Modéer, David Sugarman, Pnina Lahav, Robert Gordon and Susan Carle.  H/t: J. Grisinger]