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Volume 20 Number 2
SPANNING THE GLOBE
Duke Leads the Way in International Law Teaching and Scholarship
Duke admits smaller, exceptionally well-qualified class
Duke’s Global Capital Markets Center to launch new Directors’ Education Institute
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, criminal behavior that violates international human rights law, international sports competitions, global environmental regulation, international terrorism, or any number of other topics. And, of course, there is little that we do at Duke that does not involve scholars and students from other countries, who are entirely integrated with U.S. scholars and students. Students enrolled in our joint JD/LLM program in international and comparative law receive an in-depth education in both the public and private aspects of international and comparative law, enriched by the ubiquitous presence of foreign students; likewise, the foreign lawyers who enroll in our one-year LLM program in American law enroll in the same courses, attend the same conferences, and engage in the same intellectual and social life as American students. This issue of Duke Law Magazine provides a flavor of the international dimensions of the Law School. It touches on some of our ongoing international programs, including the Institutes in Transnational Law at Geneva and Hong Kong, the Global
Capital Markets Center, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, the DukeCambridge Program in Public Law, the Center for Environmental Solutions, and partnerships with a... [continues]
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