Season's greetings from the CGLP
The Center on the Global Legal Profession hopes that the fall semester
was productive for everyone. It certainly was for us!
Here are just some of our activities over the past few months. Hoping all of you have a wonderful 2015.
Professor of Law and Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow
Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession
Center collaborates with colleague at S�o Paulo partner school on history of Brazilian corporate legal profession
The Center has released a major study on the Brazilian legal profession, the first of its kind issued by any institution.
paper documents how as early as 1913 American lawyers traveled to
Brazil, partnered with local Brazilian lawyers, and served as key
brokers for U.S. businesses seeking market-entry. Drawing upon
ethnographies, interview data, and over 1,000 pages of rare Portuguese
and English archival sources, the study highlights how these
sophisticated legal elites capitalized on the lack of existing
regulation to transform Brazil's corporate legal sector.
The paper, which will be published in 2015 in Law & Social Inquiry
, can be viewed here
It was authored by the Center's director, Vitor Dias (a Brazilian
lawyer, current Indiana Law LLM student, and researcher from FGV Law
School, an IU partner institution), and third-year law student John
Reuters features Center research on Dubai international financial courts
|Recent faculty research and scholarship
Hannah Buxbaum presented
her research this fall on "The Viability of 'Enterprise Jurisdiction'"
at Vanderbilt Law School, Chicago Kent School of Law, and the University
of Richmond Law School. The paper is forthcoming in the U.C. Davis Law Review.
She also presented a work in progress on "Foreign Government
Plaintiffs in U.S. Courts" at BYU School of Law; she was a commentator
on a paper on international arbitration during a workshop on
transnational litigation at Pepperdine Law School; and she attended
the meeting of the Board of Advisers for the Restatement (Fourth) of
Foreign Relations Law.
Kenneth Dau-Schmidt is working on a book chapter for an edited volume on technology with Oxford University Press, Employment Law 2.0: Regulating the Employment Relationship in the Information Age.
Charles Geyh has published a new article on judicial independence in The Annual Review of Law & Social Sciences.
It focuses on providing an important literature review and analysis of
how the concept of judicial independence has evolved in the scholarly
discourse and within a range of legal and social science
has been focusing his research on the use of technology, data, and
process to improve the cost and quality of legal services. As part of a
larger book project, he is working on a cover story for the ABA Journal that
chronicles how innovative law firms, legal departments, and various
legal entrepreneurs are building interdisciplinary workforces to obtain a
Christiana Ochoa's documentary, There Is Nothing Else (Otra cosa no hay),
was selected for the Bogot� Film Festival in October, and in November
it was shown at the IU Cinema. In February 2015, the CGLP will
co-sponsor a showing of the film at the Law School.
traveled to Brazil and Chile in October to meet with alums and leading
scholars and administrators from institutions, including Funda��o
Get�lio Vargas, the University of S�o Paulo, the University of Bras�lia,
and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
presented a paper he wrote with Professor Michael Alexeev (IU
Department of Economics) in November at the Conference of Empirical
Legal Studies at the University of California - Berkeley Law School. The
paper discusses who responds to U.S. News & World Report rankings
and how the magazine influences law faculty and lawyer-respondents, as
well as law school applicants and employers who hire graduates.
Carwina Weng recently
conducted a workshop for the clinical faculty at Vermont Law School
entitled "Backwards Design." The workshop introduced the faculty to
using backwards design, a framework for improving student learning by
designing courses, units, and lesson plans based on the learning results
we expect. She will be conducting a similar workshop with colleagues
from American, Vermont, and Michigan Law Schools at the AALS Clinical
Legal Education Conference in May 2015.
Maurer School of Law
Center fundraising for
Stewart Fellows internship program surpasses $300,000
2010, the CGLP has sent over 60 students to work as Milton Stewart
Fellows in seven countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan,
Korea, and Thailand.|
Thanks to the generous support from all of
our wonderful benefactors, this year the CGLP crossed the $300,000 mark
in scholarships to aid our students who travel on these foreign
Center events in Bloomington - and around the globe
In November, the CGLP, in partnership with the Center for
Constitutional Democracy and the IU Office of the Vice President for
International Affairs, welcomed Professor Chuma Himonga
from South Africa. Prof. Himonga, who holds the Chair in Customary Law
at the University of Cape Town, delivered a talk entitled: "The
Impact of the Constitution on African Customary Law in Post-Apartheid
South Africa: Recognition, Reform and Contradictions."
in November, the CGLP, together with the Law School's Office of
International Programs, welcomed Chicago-based immigration lawyers Tejas Shah and Scott Pollock, who held a seminar on immigration visa options after graduation.
The CGLP's work on international lawyering
was recognized by scholars at the National Taiwan University who
invited the director to contribute to a new book from Cambridge
University Press entitled Asian Courts in Context, which will be released later this month.
The American Bar Association's Section on International Law held its annual meeting in Buenos Aires in October. The Center's internship program and scholarly work on lawyers gaining access to foreign markets resulted in the CGLP director being invited to give a presentation on this subject. Click here for details on the program.
Center welcomes two new faculty members
| The Center welcomes two new members to its community. Prof. Carole Silver,
formerly a professor of law at Indiana Law and now professor of global
law and practice at Northwestern University, returns to the CGLP as an
affiliated faculty member. Carole's work focuses on how
globalization has affected the legal profession, as well as on law firm
structure and legal education. |
Professor Meg Reuter, who holds
a position at Brooklyn Law School's Civil Practice Externship Clinic,
also joins the CGLP. Meg taught in Indiana Law's first-year legal
profession course, and she has extensive experience in legal education
and professional mentorship.