Earlier today, the Law Schools Global League was founded at Tilburg University in the Netherlands by 17 Law Schools from all over the world. Initiated by Tilburg Law School and GV Direito São Paulo, Brazil, the participating universities will work together more closely in areas of teaching and research. For Tilburg Law School, the cooperation will contribute to the training of lawyers of worldwide employability.
Traditionally law degree programs have been aimed at national law but, as globalization progresses, more and more cross-border issues emerge. The Law Schools Global League is the first worldwide formal network of university Law Schools that wants to address these issues on a more structural basis in both teaching and research through multilateral cooperation. For Tilburg University, this fits in with the Global Law Bachelor’s program, which will be launched in September 2013.
Besides the initiators, Tilburg Law School and GV Direito São Paulo, the following universities are among those involved in the network:
Católica Global School of Law (Portugal)
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (Germany)
FGV DIREITO RIO (Brazil)
National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia)
IE Law School (Spain)
Jindal Global Law School (India)
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Northwestern University Law School (USA)
McGill University Faculty of Law (Canada)
Radzyner School of Law (Israel)
Sciences Po Law School (France)
Sydney Law School (Australia)
The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Tsinghua University School of Law (China)
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
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For more information, please contact Machteld Geuskens, M.Geuskens@tilburguniversity.edu tel. +31 613222805.