September 14, 2006
The McGeorge initiative to globalize the curriculum is taking major steps forward this summer.
The law school is at the forefront of a movement to prepare 21 st Century students to practice in a legal world that has become increasingly global. Professor Frank Gevurtz’s book, Global Issues in Corporate Law, the third book in the series, was published recently by Thomson-West. It follows the publication of Global Issues in Property by Professors John Sprankling, Ray Coletta and M.C. Mirow of Florida International earlier this summer. Professor Thom Main’s book, Global Issues in Civil Procedure, kicked off the series that is edited by Gevurtz. The books are already in use in McGeorge classrooms and Main’s book is being used at several other law schools. In addition, a number of McGeorge faculty are using unpublished material to introduce international and comparative law issues into their classes. The Appellate Advocacy program, under the direction of Professor George Harris, has a new combined second-year course with the addition of international context.
Additional Global Issues books on Contracts (Professor Michael Malloy), Criminal Law (Professor Linda Carter), Torts (Professor Julie Davies), Professional Responsibility (Professor George Harris), and Constitutional Law (Professors Brian Landsberg and Leslie Jacobs) are in the works. And the law school will host another Globalizing the Curriculum workshop in January at the Association of American Law Schools’ annual meeting in Washington, D.C.