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Renewable Bar Admission: A Template For Making "Professionalism" Real, Jayne W. Barnard Jan 2001

Renewable Bar Admission: A Template For Making "Professionalism" Real, Jayne W. Barnard

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The citizens of this country should expect no less than the highest degree of professionalism when they have entrusted administration of the rule of law-one of the fundamental tenets upon which our society is based-to the legal profession. Re-examination was not originally required of medical specialists, but [the American Board of Medical Specialties] quickly recognized that a lifetime certification, even with required continuing education provided little incentive for doctors to keep up with new medical knowledge and techniques. Similarly, continuing [legal] education requirements alone are not sufficient to assure the integration of new law and procedure into a lawyer's ...


Globalization And Legal Education: Views From The Outside-In, W. Wesley Pue Jan 2001

Globalization And Legal Education: Views From The Outside-In, W. Wesley Pue

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During the past two decades a new, global, legal professionalism has manifested itself in the field of legal education through a variety of programmes seeking to produce globally-aware or globally-connected lawyers. This paper explores the diverse meanings of globalization and legal education with particular attention to the differential effects of globalization and the varied experiences of it in different parts of the world. Taking its starting point from a Nigerian graduate student's insight that globalization means 'The White Man is Coming again'. What does he want this time?, he explores both American and international perspectives.


Back To Basics? University Legal Education And 21st Century Professionalism, W. Wesley Pue, Annie Rochette Jan 2001

Back To Basics? University Legal Education And 21st Century Professionalism, W. Wesley Pue, Annie Rochette

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This article probes the complexities surrounding trying to match law school curriculum with the needs of students intent on careers in the practice of law. It pursues the issue in three stages: 1) an assessment of a contemporary back to basics critique of legal education; 2)an empirical evaluation of actual student experiences and course selections at a major North American law school over the course of a decade; 3) an assessment of the 'fit' between existing legal education and the likely needs of future practitioners.


American Lawyers And International Competence, Charlotte Ku, Christopher J. Borgen Jan 2001

American Lawyers And International Competence, Charlotte Ku, Christopher J. Borgen

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Just over ten years ago, Germans tore down a wall that divided their country and the whole of Europe. Stepping through the hole in the Berlin Wall, they took the first steps towards the reunification of West and East Germany and the end of the Cold War. Today another wall is being torn down—that between purely domestic law and international law. Companies are engaged in international trade at ever increasing rates. Environmental degradation has proved to be a global problem that cannot be solved with uncoordinated local measures. Individuals worldwide are pressing their governments for the recognition of a ...