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Law Without Walls: The Globalization of the Legal Market
By Todd Schultz


The National Law Journal released an article detailing Michel DeStefano Beardslee, a law professor at the University of Miami School of Law,
and her organization of a new program available to law students in a network spanning from the states all the way to Shenzhen, China.




Law Without Walls is the new program spearheaded by                     Fordham University of Law, New York Law School, and
Beardslee in an effort to teach law students of today about the         University College London.
increasingly global market they will face when practicing law
tomorrow.                                                               The realization that lawyers are now dealing with a global
                                                                        world, in which, as Beardless stated, countries are no longer
According to Beardslee, ‘’Today’s world is no longer contained          boundaries, is not a widely contested idea. In fact, several law
by country boundaries. The lawyers of tomorrow, if they                 schools currently offer programs in other countries.
want to be successful, are going to have to interact with
businesspeople from around the world.’’                                 According to The National Law Journal, ‘’Nearly 130 of the 200
                                                                        American Bar Association-approved law schools already offer
The network of schools participating in Law Without Walls               ABA-sanctioned programs in foreign countries during breaks in
are The University of Miami, Peking University School of                the regular school year, and now the organization is weighing
Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China, Harvard Law School,               whether to offer accreditation to overseas law schools.’’




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