Essay on Spanning Globe

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Volume 20 Number 2

SPANNING THE GLOBE
Duke Leads the Way in International Law Teaching and Scholarship

inside plus Duke admits smaller, exceptionally well-qualified class
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from the dean

Dear Alumni and Friends, It is not possible, these days, for a top law school to be anything other than an international one. At Duke Law, we no longer think of “international” as a separate category. Virtually everything we do has some international dimension, whether it concerns international treaties and protocols, commercial transactions across national borders, international child custody disputes,
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It describes teaching and research innovations reaching across continents, such as the joint DukeCambridge course on comparative public law, the import of our Introduction to American law course at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the international death penalty conference in Geneva. It also covers some of the activities of foreign law graduates who have retained connections to Duke Law, as well as special events this past year which enrich the international experiences of our students, including the international food festival and panel discussions involving students and guests from other countries. It details new faculty appointments in international trade law and comparative law, and the scholarship of faculty members relating to issues of terrorism, global security, and international stability. On all of these fronts, Duke Law School both situates the legal education it offers its students within the full international panoply of issues and controversies, and participates through its students, faculty and alumni in the definition and resolution of

some of the most cutting-edge global issues of our time. A meaningful legal education in these times must involve extensive exposure to other legal systems, transnational practice, and public international law issues. The

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