The Internationalisation of Legal Education

  • Christophe Jamin
  • William van Caenegem

Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Report

  3. National Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Pierrette Essama Mekongo, Maurice K. Kamga
      Pages 61-73
    3. Aline Grenon, H. Patrick Glenn, Helge Dedek
      Pages 75-93
    4. Sandeep Gopalan, Marie-Luce Paris
      Pages 155-173
    5. Rodolfo Sacco, Alberto Gianola
      Pages 175-183
    6. Laura Carlson, Henrik Forshamn
      Pages 269-277
    7. Alexander H. E. Morawa, Julia Ruth-Maria Wetzel
      Pages 279-298
    8. Antonios E. Platsas, David Marrani
      Pages 299-309
    9. Nicolas Etcheverry
      Pages 311-318
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 339-346

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the state of internationalisation of legal education (IOLE) in many civil law and common law countries. It provides a picture of the status of the debate about the shape and degree of internationalisation in the curriculum in the different countries, and the debates surrounding the adoption of a more international approach to legal education in the contemporary world. 

It is a compilation of the National Reports submitted for the August 2014 Congress of the IACL held at Vienna, and contains an introductory general report. Together, the reports examine such questions as: Why is the topic of internationalization of legal education on the agenda now? Why is it a relevant subject for examination today? Does the topic generate the same level of interest everywhere in the world? Is enthusiasm for IOLE mainly driven by the academic sector, by government, by multinational corporations? Is the interest closely linked with the globalization of the practice of law? Or is globalisation of law itself something of a myth, or a reality reserved for only a very small percentage of practising lawyers around the world? 

The general and national reports make clear that there is indeed widespread interest in IOLE, and numerous disparate initiatives around the world. Nonetheless, some National Reporters state that the topic is simply not on the agenda at all. All in all, the volume shows that the approaches to internationalisation are many and varied, but every jurisdiction recognises the importance of introducing aspiring lawyers to a more integrated global environment. 


Curriculum development Globalization of Legal Education Integrated global environment International approach to legal education International collaboration International legal practice Internationalisation of Legal Education Internationalization of Legal Education Legal Education in Germany

Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe Jamin
    • 1
  • William van Caenegem
    • 2
  1. 1.Law SchoolSciences PoParisFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of LawBond UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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