The panel was held in New York at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) on 3 January 2014.
Panel moderator was George Edwards, who is The C.M. Gray Professor of Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and founding Faculty Director of that school’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law. Professor Edwards noted that:
“Some law teachers at non-U.S. law schools may come to the U.S. to earn law degrees to help them further their teaching career at home, or help prepare them to teach at a U.S. law school. Some non-U.S. students seeking their initial law teaching job may join a U.S. LL.M. or S.J.D. program to prepare them to join the academy. Today’s panelists will offer suggestions and guidance on a full range of opportunities. We will also learn about funding opportunities for non-U.S. students, to help them cover expenses for these U.S. law school programs. U.S. law schools are expensive. And we want to provide as much information as possible about scholarships, fellowships and other funding.”
The Panel sponsor was the AALS Section on U.S. Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers. The Section recognizes that thousands of law teachers from around the world come to the U.S. for advanced legal training, and that increasingly U.S.
Panelists & Remarks
Panelists included law school graduate program administrators, U.S. law school professors, a non-U.S. law school teacher who has had law training in the U.S., a university-wide official, and an administrator of the U.S. State Department Fulbright program that provides scholarships for law professors to come to the U.S. and for U.S. law professors to go overseas. The audience was full, and a rigorous question / answer discussion period was engaged in.