Introduction to the AALS Symposium on the Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World
24 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2012 Last revised: 1 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2011
This Symposium is based on papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools [hereinafter AALS] by the AALS Section on Comparative Law, and co-sponsored by AALS Sections on Africa, International Legal Exchange, Post-Graduate Legal Education, and Women in Legal Education, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel on January 10, 2010. This program was also a sequel to the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) three-day Conference on The Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World, at Australian National University (ANU), College of Law, Canberra, Australia, on May 25-27, 2009.
Legal educators around the world are currently challenged and have the opportunity to create curricula, methodologies, and research and outreach programs which move beyond teaching of technical skills to teaching and development of competence and commitment for public service responsive to needs of an increasingly interrelated and globalized world. In this Symposium a panel of distinguished legal educators representing law schools and legal-education systems in common- and civil-law countries from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America address these challenges and responses as they occur in their respective legal systems, law schools and countries.
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