McGeorge School of Law

Globalizing the Law School Curriculum Workshop in Washington DC

January 12, 2007

McGeorge sponsored a well-attended workshop on “Globalizing the Law School Curriculum” that was hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center on January 3 in Washington, D.C.

The workshop, designed to provide law professors from around the country with the tools needed to introduce international, transnational and comparative law issues into traditional core courses, was held in conjunction with the annual Association of American Law Schools Convention.

After welcoming remarks from co-organizer Professor Frank Gevurtz, Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker and Barry Carter ( Georgetown), the morning session was devoted to an overview of International and Comparative Law by Professor Steve McCaffrey, and Mathias Reimann ( University of Michigan).

Following the morning session, there was a discussion of alternative curricular approaches, including special courses and integration of materials into traditional core courses. Several McGeorge professors who have written, or are writing, books for the Thomson-West “Global Issues” series on individual legal education subjects participated in afternoon breakout sessions on those subjects. Co-organizer Professor Michael Malloy and Professor Brian Landsberg were among the speakers. Malloy delivered closing remarks.