The Global Lawyer (3 credits)
Globalization affects the practice of law in many ways. There is no doubt that globalization stimulates international trade and commercial activity by easing the movement of capital, labor, goods, and services across borders, resulting in an increasing need for lawyers capable - in both training and the resources they have at hand - of functioning in a multi-cultural and multi-jurisdictional environment.
The course examines the nature of crossborder Practice and the legal market, trade agreements, international organizations, and crossborder practice, outsourcing of legal work, globalization and the legal profession, the “lay of lawyer land”, lawyers. In selected jurisdictions, lawyers in the European Union. Thus, globalization requires a new type of lawyer and new types of law firms. - Professor Dennis Campbell
Five distance-learning courses are offered for credit toward the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. They are:
- Introduction to the United States Legal System (1credit),
- Case Study in Crossborder Litigation (2credits),
- Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (3credits),
- The Global Lawyer (3credits),
- International Project Finance (3credits).
Once commenced, a course must be completed within eight weeks unless an extension is requested and granted. The courses are available on a USB memory stick, on a DVD, or through the Internet. Each course is provided in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, incorporating videos, text, and PDF readings.
The courses are “self-contained”-no additional textbooks or casebooks or other resources are required. Each course includes quizzes and short-essay questions, the answers to which are sent automatically to the course instructor. Distance learning can account for a total of 12 of the 21 credits required for the LL.M.
Upon completion of registration, the student will be sent the relevant USB or DVD or issued a password for online access to the course.
Distance Learning Faculty
Professor Dennis Campbell is Director of the Center for International Legal Studies and a Lecturer at Boston University and Eötvös Lorand University. He holds an LL.M. from Stockholm University and is a member of the New York, Iowa, and Colorado state bars.
Professor Julia Sullivan is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LL. She holds a JD from American University and LL.M. degrees from Boston University and Lazarski University.
About the School
The Center for International Legal Studies - CILS/the Center - is a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law ... Read More