The Global Legal Skills Conference focuses on international legal education and essential skills, including legal writing, legal research, legal reasoning, legal English, translations and advocacy skills. Additional topics include creating appropriate materials and assignments, cross-cultural and intercultural issues, classroom teaching, clinical legal education, academic support, international legal exchanges and related fields.
The conference audience will include legal writing professionals, international and comparative law professors, clinical professors and others involved in skills education, law school administrators, law librarians, and ESL/EFL professors. Also attending will be faculty members teaching general law subjects with a transnational or international component. Attendees have also included judges, lawyers, court translators, and others involved in international and transnational law. Attendees come from around the world, and as many as 35 countries have been represented in past conferences.
This is a self-funded academic conference, and as in past years, presenters will be asked to pay the Conference registration fee.
The Conference began in Chicago, but it has traveled to Monterrey, Mexico; San Jose, Costa Rica; Verona, Italy, Washington, D.C., Melbourne, Australia, and Phoenix, Arizona. The 2023 conference will be the first time that the conference is being held in Nottingham, U.K.
We invite participation from academics and practitioners from all disciplines and all continents to explore ways that law schools around the world can adjust their curricula to prepare students to engage in the global legal marketplace.