I'm pleased to report that the Drexel Law Review will be hosting a conference, Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education, this weekend. The journal has worked with my colleagues Anil Kalhan and Pam Saunders to put together a particularly interesting set of panels and a keynote talk by Martin Flaherty. From the program:
As the practice of many areas of law — including those conventionally regarded as wholly domestic — has come to have international and transnational dimensions, it has become increasingly important for graduating law students to have greater knowledge and understanding of international, comparative, and transnational legal perspectives as part of their basic legal education. While most U.S. law schools have not traditionally placed these aspects of legal education, legal practice, and the legal profession at the core of their pedagogical missions, a growing number of law schools have sought to more proactively develop the place of these global perspectives in their educational programs. This symposium examines and assesses a series of conceptual and practical themes at the leading edge of these developments, including innovative approaches to integrating international, transnational, and comparative perspectives into the law school curriculum; pioneering methods of bringing these perspectives into experiential and legal methods programs; and critical perspectives on all of these emerging ideas and trends.