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Northwestern Aligns with International Law Schools to Launch Global League

Northwestern Law was among 17 law schools, internationally, that launched the Law Schools Global League at Tilburg University Law School in the Netherlands. The Law School is thus far the only participating United States member.

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez, was among representatives of top law schools from Europe, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. The Law Schools Global League is the first more formal network of university law schools aimed to address issues relating to cross-border issues amongst international law degree programs.

“What this league promises is a constructive medium for exploring projects that are of significant value to our law students practicing in an increasingly global legal environment,” said Rodriguez. .  “Vigorous discussion at the meeting was focused on myriad forms of information delivery, comparative emphases on teaching and scholarship, different economic models of legal education and competing frameworks of bench-bar relations.”

The Law Schools Global League is the first more formal network of university law schools aimed to address issues relating to cross-border issues amongst international law degree programs.

In addition to signing a constitution establishing the league, Rodriguez -- with Northwestern Law Associate Dean of International Initiatives Jim Speta and other law school representatives -- attended a one-day symposium at Tilburg University on the globalization of law. 

“Northwestern has long been a globally-engaged law school, from foreign students who come to Chicago for our leading programs to innovative overseas education, service, and outreach programs and partnerships,” said Speta.  “Membership in the League is both confirmation of that engagement and an additional platform to extend our reach.” 


Posted: July 03, 2012