This collection is the multifaceted result of an effort to learn from those who have been educated in an American law school and who then returned to their home countries to apply the lessons of that experience in nations experiencing social, economic, governmental, and legal transition. Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, this work provides a unique insight into the ways in which legal education impacts the legal system in the recipient’s home country, addressing such topics as efforts to influence the current style of legal education in a country and the resistance faced from entrenched senior faculty and the use of U.S. legal education methods in government and private legal practice. This book will be of significant interest not only to legal educators in the United States and internationally, and to administrators of legal education policy and reform, but also to scholars seeking a more in-depth understanding of the connections between legal education and socio-political change.
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About the Author
Ronald A. Brand is Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the co-author of The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Drafting Contracts Under the CISG (Oxford University Press, 2008). D. Wes Rist is Adjunct Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh.
Table of ContentsContents: The export of legal education: its promise and impact in transition countries, Ronald A. Brand; Making a difference: the role of the LL.M. in policy formulation and reform, Wade Channell; A Kenyan experience with LL.M. education, Maurice Oduor; The Socratic method, clinical legal education and mediation: serving the promotion of the rule of law in Serbia, Jelena Arsic; Fighting dragons of the past: the internationalization of legal education at Donetsk National University, Daniil Fedorchuk; The export of American legal education and its impact in Serbia, Milena Ãordevic; Damnum iniuria datum and the law of torts: from cases to rules, Marco Gardini; Teaching in Mexico, Luz MarÃa CÃ¡rdenas Arenas; The big impact of a small program in the development of rule of law in Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani; Designing and implementing a legal English course to develop the rule of law in the context of transition in Pakistani society, Naveed Ahmad; The impact of the US legal system on Peruvian administrative law, Adolfo Céspedes Zavaleta; Working with precedents to develop the rule of Brazilian commercial law in a global scenario, Daniela BallÃ£o Ernlund; Western education and Eastern development: ensuring effective development assistance in East Asia through capacity building, Jose Luis C. Syquia; Comparative analysis in the area of development of informational and communicational technologies: contemporary US and Uzbek legislation, Timur Arifdjanov; Index.