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Workshop to be Held on Transatlantic Cooperation in Law Education

№ 23/2008 from Feb 01, 2008

A workshop on transatlantic cooperation in law education will be held in Berlin on April 18 and 19, 2008, at Freie Universität Berlin and the Canadian Embassy Berlin. The workshop is entitled "Law Schools Without Borders? – The Case of Transatlantic Cooperation in Law Education." It will bring together senior administrators and faculty as well as representatives of government, accreditation and funding agencies, and experts in higher education internationalization from the United States, Canada, and Germany.

This is the 4th international workshop in the Transatlantic Degree Programs Project (TDP) of Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It will be held in cooperation with the German-American Lawyers Association, the Canadian German Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Embassy Berlin. There is no workshop fee, but the number of participants will be limited. The application deadline is February 26, 2008. The workshop is open to journalists; however, they are requested to register in advance.

The goal of the workshop is to examine the current debate on internationalization in law education and to discuss successful examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation, including joint and double degree programs. Examples of such programs will be presented and analyzed. The workshop is intended as a stimulus toward the creation and implementation of additional programs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Further Information

Details regarding the application procedure as well as the workshop program may be obtained from:

Matthias Kuder
Transatlantic Degree Program
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-56526
Email: kuder@jfki.fu-berlin.de

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