Thinking and acting locally is no longer an option. The effective lawyer in the 21st century is a global lawyer.
Every day, students, faculty, and staff at the College of Law make another connection to the global community. This happens in classes, career choices, scholarly exchange, friendships, and partnerships.
Take J.D. students Steve Rogers, ‘11, and James Noonan, ‘10, who represented the U.S. at the Louis M. Brown International Client Counseling Competition in Hong Kong in April 2010. They competed against the national champions of Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Finland, China, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, the Ukraine, Russia, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, and Nigeria. They finished 3rd among this elite group.
Or the Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture in Fall 2010 in which Former U.S. Ambassador Craig Kelly discussed the United States’ global challenges and the importance of the Southern Hemisphere in the future global market.
And Professor Matthew Finkin, who in addition to teaching Labor Law to 3Ls, is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Labor Law and Employment Relations in the European Community at Trier, Germany and serves on the editorial boards of several professional periodicals, including International Labor and Employment Laws, the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, The European Labour Law Journal, and the Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationals Arbeits-und Sozialrecht.
In every facet, the College of Law cultivates global awareness, thereby building networks and collaborations, facilitating faculty scholarship that influences the laws and legal environment across the world, and preparing our students to be at the forefront of the next generation of lawyers and legal scholars.
We draw upon global resources developed through:
- More than 60 years training LL.M. and J.S.D. students;
- A robust program of visiting scholars and faculty exchanges; and
- An alumni network of leading practitioners, corporate attorneys, academics, and senior government officials in 62 countries around the world
Learn more about the breadth of our global community: