McGeorge School of Law

Researching the Keys to Intercultural Legal Competence

Promoting intercultural legal competence begins by identifying the outcomes the efforts aim to achieve. Toward that end, the Global Center has embarked upon a project using social science research methodology to identify the skills, knowledge and values that have enabled successful attorneys to handle disputes and transactions with cross-border and cross-cultural aspects. This began with interviews of attorneys and judges engaged in transnational practice conducted by Linda Carter and Leigh Swigart, an anthropologist at Brandeis University.

Here are links to the video recordings of the interviews:

The Global Center is currently developing plans for expanding upon these interviews. Institutions or individuals who are interested in joining with the Global Center in this research or in receiving updates on the results should contact Franklin Gevurtz or Linda Carter.