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About Law Schools Global League

On June 21st, 2012, a select number of leading law schools from all over the world created the Law Schools Global League (LSGL)

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Goals

Fostering academic debate on the impact of globalized law, and creating a research agenda for this purpose.
Encouraging academic debate on the impact of globalized legal education, and taking practical initiatives to develop new methodologies, courses, programs and teaching materials.
Stimulating and facilitating cooperation in education and research among its members.
Engaging in debate with stakeholders in all fields of legal practice so as to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation among legal practitioners.

Activities

The LSGL seeks to stimulate academic debate as well as cooperation in both education and research concerning the globalization of law. Serving as a platform for sharing knowledge, the LSGL aspires to contribute to the debate on the globalization of law and its implications on legal education, research and practice.

The LSGL brings together law schools that share a commitment not only to the globalization of law, but also to integrating global law in their teaching and research.

Every year, the League organizes a number of activities, including conferences and a summer school centered on the theme of law and globalization, besides setting up joint-research and joint-teaching activities.

Philosophy

The LSGL perceives globalization, i.e. the growing interdependency and connectedness of the world, as a process that is fundamentally changing law, in the sense that it;

  • Enables a body of ‘global law’, i.e. law that transcends the boundaries of the positive laws of national legal orders, to be conceived and to emerge (even if that global law might not actually be in force.
  • Induces a greater degree of interplay between legal systems within and among regions throughout the world, often leading to convergence.
  • Challenges the classical paradigm of national law and the monopoly of the nation-State over the process of lawmaking and law enforcement.
  • Causes the shift from predominating monism in legal education and research toward increased pluralism, in respect of legal systems, interdisciplinarity, and methodology.

The LSGL aims to contribute to the coherent and feasible study of global law, which;

  • Helps to understand how this body of global law exerts a significant influence on and over sub-national, national, regional or international legal orders.
  • Helps to understand how new global and local actors shape law and the different forms which law can take.
  • Explores the possibilities that the comparison and convergence of legal systems can offer so as to enhance justice and international cooperation in and between different regions throughout the world.
  • Helps to define a new balance between global law, local law and legal scholarship.

The League’s agenda is broad and inclusive, covering all fields of law where globalization and interdependency are an issue.