Panel Discussion during Global Legal Education Forum
(March 24th, 2012, Harvard Law School )
Today, legal educators around the world recognize that law schools need to go global. Legal academics, practitioners and activists working “locally” are increasingly drawing upon comparative law insights and understandings of global governance (economic, trade, security, and migration). Crucial question needs to be raised to legal educators and practitioners. What makes a law school a “global law school?” Are “global law schools” actually new phenomena, as is often stated, or do they reflect merely a new register in a long history of globalizations of legal thought and legal consciousness? What kind of lawyers should “global law schools” train for an increasingly globalizing world?
Chair: Rui Guo, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
- Antony Anghie (SJD ‘95), Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah
- Daniel Jutras (LLM ’85), Dean, McGill University, Faculty of Law
- Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Professor of Law, University of Nairobi & Strathmore University
- Carole Silver, Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law