Roundtable Proceedings

The Export of Legal Education: An Evaluation of Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries

Introduction

On January 26-27, 2007, the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law hosted a Roundtable on "The Export of Legal Education: An Evaluation of its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries." Papers were presented by 12 LL.M. graduates from the Law School who are now teaching and working in their home countries, as well as by Mr. Wade Channell of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Through the LL.M. Program for Foreign Law Graduates, The School of Law has regularly observed instances in which the legal education exported through our graduates has had a significant impact on legal education and the development of law in another country. Despite the fact that the export of legal education is little noted in official trade statistics, we believe it is one of the most important U.S. exports in terms of benefits for both the United States and the country to which it is exported. This roundtable discussion, which included both presentations by LL.M. graduates who have been the subjects of such exportation and discussion by a group of policy-makers and practitioners whose work intersects with the export of legal education, was organized to obtain more concrete information on this subject.

We believe the papers, made available online through the CILE website, are a valuable resource of first-hand accounts of the impact that an American legal education can have on the rule of law in transitioning countries.

We invite your comments at cile@pitt.edu.

Table of Contents

Making a Difference: The Role of the LL.M in Policy Formulation and Reform
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Wade Channell
Senior International Trade Advisor, US-AID
The Socratic Method, Clinical Legal Education, and Mediation Serving the Promotion of Rule of Law in Serbia
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Jelena Arsic
LL.M 2005
The Big Impact of a Small Program in the Development of the Rule of Law in Kosovo
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Vjosa Osmani
LL.M 2005
Designing and Implementing a Legal English Course to Develop the Rule of Law in the Context of Transition in Pakistan Society
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Naveed Ahmad
Fulbright Researcher
2003-4
The Impact and Promise of American Legal Education in Transition Countries: The Kenyan Experience With Specific Reference to Moi University School of Law full text
Maurice Oduor
LL.M 2004
Innovative Legal Education and Its Role in Developing the State Based on the Rule of Law: Analysis of the U.S. Law Schools Academic Experience and the Prospectus of Its Implementation in the Republic of Belorus
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Tatiana Selezneva
LL.M 2004
The Way From Student to Professor
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Pavel Astakhov
LL.M 2002
An Evaluation of Legal Education's Promise and Impact in Transition Countries from the Serbian Perspective
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Milena Djordjevic
LL.M 2002
A Teaching Experience in Mexico
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Luz Maria Cardenas Arenas
LL.M 2001
The U.S. Legal System and Its Impact on Peruvian Administrative Law
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Adolfo Cespedes Zavaleta
LL.M 2001
Fighting Dragons of the Past: Internationalization of Legal Education in Ukraine - Experience of Donetsk National University
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Daniil E. Fedorchuk
LL.M 2001

Comparative Analysis in the Area of Development in Information and Communication Technologies: Contemporary U.S. and Uzbekistan Legislation
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Timur Arifdjanov
LL.M 2000
Western Education and Eastern Development: Ensuring Effective Development Assistance in East Asia Through Capacity Building
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Jose Luis C. Syquia
LL.M 1998
Working With Precedents to Develop the Rule of Brazilian Commercial Law in a Worldwide Scenario
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Daniela Ballao Ernlund
LL.M 1997
Damnum Iniuria Datum and the Law of Torts: From Cases to Rules
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Marco Gardini
LL.M 1997