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“Developing Approaches and Standards for a Global Legal Education”

2015 Annual Meeting
27-29 October 2015
IE University, Law School
Segovia, Spain

 

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Collaborative Research Awards
Camille Davidson and Kama Pierce, Charlotte School of Law, United States
Paper: Are You on the Right Track? A New Approach to Faculty Status in the Changing Legal Environment

Francis Kariuki Kamau, Beatrice Kioko and Linet Muthoni, Strathmore University, Law School, Kenya
Paper: In Search for an Alternative Conceptual and Methodological Framework in Law School Teaching and Scholarship

Innovative Teaching Techniques Award
Michele DeStefano, University of Miami, School of Law, United States
Paper: Law Without Walls

Anne Kotonya, Strathmore University, Law School, Kenya
Paper: Globalizing the Curriculum in Emerging African Law Schools

Kate Offer and Natalie Skead, The University of Western Australia, Faculty of Law, Australia
Paper: Learning Law through a Lens: Using Visual Media to Support Student Learning and Skills Development in Law

Student Engagement Awards
Taylor Gissell, University of Houston Law Center, United States
Paper: Lawyer Substance Abuse—Reducing the True Cost of an American Legal Education

Olive Mumbo, Strathmore University, Law School, Kenya
Paper: Legal Education in my Country, a Law Student’s Perspective

Clare Smyth, University of Adelaide, Australia
Paper: Global Approaches to Legal Education

 

Click here to view Awardee Papers

 

Thank you to those who took took time from their busy schedules to join with our colleagues around the world for the 9th Annual Meeting in Segovia, Spain.  We thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual exchange that took place among our colleagues and students from all geographic regions.

A very special thank you to Dean Javier de Cendra and the faculty and staff at IE University Law School. We truly appreciate the warmth and hospitality in making all of us feel relaxed and comfortable to engage in Developing Approaches and Standards for a Global Legal Education.

 

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Agenda – View Final Program
The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday 27th of October with a Welcome Dinner and end on Thursday 29th of October with a Closing Dinner. There will be an optional cultural tour on Friday 30th of October.  If you will be attending the Global Law Deans’ Forum arrangements will be made to transport you from Madrid to Segovia.

The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) and IE University, Law School are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 IALS Annual Meeting to be held from 27th-29th of October 2015 at the IE University, Law School in Segovia, Spain. The  2015 IALS Annual Meeting is open to all Law Faculty of IALS member law schools as well as non-member law schools.

The International Association of Law Schools in September of 2013 adopted the Singapore Declaration on Global Standards and Outcomes of a Legal Education. The Global Standards outline the principles for regulation, student selection and evaluation, faculty, curriculum and infrastructure necessary for a quality legal education. The Outcomes of a Legal Education articulates the Knowledge, Skills and Values which every law graduate should exhibit after obtaining a tertiary degree or higher in law. The topic for this year’s conference is “Developing Approaches and Standards for a Global Legal Education.” We look forward to the stimulating exchange of ideas on this matter.

Registration
The Registration Fee for Members is $350. For non-members the registration fee is US$595. Registration fee includes all meals during the meeting. Non-members can credit Registration Fee in full towards their 2016 Membership and pay the Member Fee Registration Fee. Cancellation Policy: full refund available prior to 15th August 2015.

Awards
On behalf of the Board of Governors for the International Association of Law Schools, we invite you to submit a paper for any of our three awards which will be presented at our 9th Annual Meeting. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION & ABSTRACT EXTENDED 31ST MAY 2015!

Study Groups
The International Association of Law Schools in September of 2013 adopted the Singapore Declaration on Global Standards and Outcomes of a Legal Education. The Global Standards outline the principles for regulation, student selection and evaluation, faculty, curriculum and infrastructure necessary for a quality legal education. The Outcomes of a Legal Education articulates the Knowledge, Skills and Values which every law graduate should exhibit after obtaining a tertiary degree or higher in law. This exploration (multi-year endeavor) is the focus of the Association’s 9th Annual Meeting to take place on October 27th – 29th in Segovia, Spain.

After adopting the Singapore Declaration, our members have expressed a strong desire to build on that effort and begin the process of detailing these fundamental principles to assist the global legal education community in furthering our collective mission and responsibility of educating the next generation as to the rule of law. In order to arrive at a more detailed permutation in carrying out the objectives of the Declaration, the Association is now actively engaging scholars in each field of inquiry to have them discuss among themselves, and to inform their colleagues as to a “core” set of knowledge, skill sets and values generally and specifically required to gain masterly of the subject matter. The Association has now opened to its faculty members several study groups for investigation. They are listed below. We invite faculty members to choose one of their primary interests.

The Association will also establish additional working groups if 6 or more faculty in any area of legal scholarship have requested such an affinity grouping. A special discussion group section will be opened on the Members Only portion of the IALS website to facilitate discourse among members of each group. Each group will be allotted a specific time during the Annual Meeting to further discuss and report their preliminary core outline. Each active participant in a group will also be entitled to a 25% discount on the registration fee for the Annual Meeting. Each group moderator will be entitled to a 50% discount on the registration fee for the Annual Meeting.

Hotel & Travel
IALS and IE Law School have negotiated discounted rates at Hotel Eurostars Plaza Acueducto and Hotel Eurostars Convento Capuchinos. You must register for the Annual Meeting before you can reserve your hotel room within our block of discounted rooms. Hotel reservations must be made by each attendee. Once registration is confirmed we will provide you with a special rate code to make your own reservations. Please provide us with your confirmation number once your reservation is made. The attendee is responsible for all transportation to Segovia, Spain. The hotels and Campus are within a 10 minute walk.

Subsidy
In addition, there is funding available for participants from developing countries that are members. In the event that a participant or his/her institution is unable to provide the full amount for transportation and/or accommodations, funding is available to partner with the participant or his/her institution to share part of that expense. Attendees can apply for subsidy by completing the Subsidy Request Form. The General Secretary/Treasurer will review the applications and make the final decision. Preference for such stipends are first afforded to members of IALS, prior requests and determined on the basis of maintaining diversity of participation at the meeting.