The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education by Mortimer Sellers (auth.), Prof. Jan Klabbers, Mortimer

By Mortimer Sellers (auth.), Prof. Jan Klabbers, Mortimer Sellers (eds.)

The internationalization of trade and modern lifestyles has resulted in a globalization of criminal criteria and practices that's starting to be mirrored in felony schooling. This quantity gathers the insights of best criminal students from quite a few jurisdictions to think about how the tradition and the schooling in their personal attorneys serve or should still serve the recent overseas fact. legislations companies, legislations colleges, universities, courts and different felony associations needs to make themselves extra "international" to help the nationwide pursuits in their consumers and governments larger. This calls for new attitudes, new felony principles and new different types of functional guide. The essays accrued during this quantity discover the truth of criminal globalization and recommend many ways within which the rising multinational and multicultural criminal order can be made extra simply and effective.

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686, 688 (1993) (book review). 30 See WCL Informal Course Survey, supra note 8. One hundred fifty-two (152) of the 160 AALS schools offer a general international law course. See id. 31 See id. 32 See Richard B. S. Law Schools, 77 Am. J. Int’l L. 855, 856 (1993). 33 See id. 9 percent of the 168 schools then listed by AALS offered courses in human rights law. As of March 2000, over half of American law schools offer a course that studies human rights law, but fewer than twenty percent of schools offer more than one course on the topic.

J. at 138–39, 140. 26 See id. at 140, 143. ” Id. 27 Grossman and Bradlow, supra note 2, at 4. 22 28 C. 2 Legal Education in an Interconnected World Despite the past century’s numerous philosophical changes in international law, the curricula of law schools continue to focus on a domestic agenda. 29 Moreover, although international law is offered more widely in today’s law schools,30 the full incorporation of the subject into legal training remains marginal. 31 This disregard of international law has been particularly disheartening with regard to the teaching of international human rights law.

S. law students. When Christopher Columbus Langdell became the Dean of Harvard Law School in 1870, he equated the study of law with the study of science. 17 The era in which Langdell lived however, was far from consistent in its legal interpretations, partially due to the isolationist tendencies of nations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 18 The acceptance of this approach amounted to the acceptance of the then-present notion of absolute sovereignty. International law was seen as a set of ethical aspirations Without Justification: Reliance on the Presumption against Extraterritoriality in Sale v.

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