Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 90
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 3
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    This session will explore the ways in which U.S. legal education engages in border-crossing activities. Law schools develop their footprints to extend reputation and activities beyond the United States in various ways, including establishing campuses overseas, joining with law schools in East Asia (and elsewhere) to form partnerships for purposes of teaching and research, and welcoming students through exchange and degree programs. These activities can be conceived of as outbound (involving activities that establish paths for students to study in class, through an externship or both, outside of the U.S.) and inbound (recruiting students from outside of the U.S. to spend time in a school’s U.S.-based programs). This session will explore how these collaborations and campuses work, their influence on the U.S.-based identity of and experiences in the law school, and the experiences of students who participate in overseas study as well as those who do not have that opportunity. In addition, it will consider the ways in which global mobility in legal education may shape opportunities for law graduates. Last, we intend the session to serve as a springboard for developing approaches to assessment of overseas programs and international experiences (whether overseas or at home) of students.

    The section has revised the timing of its business meeting and instead of virtual meeting in advance, will hold an in person business meeting at an off-site luncheon. The off-site lunch will be on January 4th from 11:30-1:00 at John’s Grill at 63 Ellis St., approximately 2 blocks from the conference hotel. The cost is $46 per person (exclusive of drinks, and based on having a group of at least 20 people), and will be collected at the restaurant.

    To RSVP for the luncheon, please send an email to Carole Silver at by Dec. 23 if possible.
Session Speakers
Paul Hastings

Georgetown University Law Center

Columbia Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

The University of Richmond School of Law

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Moderator and Speaker

Session Fees
  • [4100] East Asian Law & Society, Co-Sponsored by Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers, Post-Graduate Legal Education, and International Legal Exchange: $0.00