On Tuesday, 28 May 2013, a colloquium titled “Global Engagement and Legal Education: A Tipping Point” will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of the annual conference of NAFSA Association for International Educators. The international legal education colloquium will run from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
This is the second such NAFSA international legal education colloquium, with the first being held in Houston, Texas in 2012.
Highlights of the 2013 NAFSA colloquium include (as provided on the NAFSA website):
- Join deans, faculty members, and senior international officers from U.S. and overseas law schools
- Meet and discuss strategies to incorporate global perspectives into legal education.
- Discuss practical strategies and techniques to develop a comprehensive approach to internationalizing the law school
- Focus on domestic curriculum, skills, high-quality international experiences.
- Small group discussions to allow participants to learn the nuts and bolts of various successful models in internationalization efforts in law schools.
For more information about who should attend the Colloquium and what participants are expected to gain, please see below:
- Law school deans, faculty members, senior international officers, or program directors
- Anyone charged with developing strategic internationalization plans or incorporating a global perspective into the curriculum.
- Anyone working at a law school or study abroad office wanting to network with colleagues at law schools from around the world.
- Anyone wanting to understand more about internationalization of schools of law.
What Participants May Gain From The Colloquium
- Knowledge of how inter-institutional partnerships, study abroad, and international internships support internationalization efforts throughout the law school.
- Approaches to overcome the challenges to achieve the goal of internationalization.
- Strategies for building faculty understanding and leadership of internationalization efforts.
- Methods for adding curricular content with a global focus.
- Familiarity with different curricular models (U.S. and international) available for the various degree and non-degree programs that are included in the majority of law school curricula such as:
3. Dual Degrees
4. Joint programs
5. Student exchanges/sponsored international development projects
See you in St. Louis!