Goal Four: Increase Global Awareness for Graduates

strategic plan goal four
Enhance the college’s engagement with, and our graduates’ competence in a global legal environment.

Legal practice and the development of the law take place in an increasingly global context. Therefore, our students should have enhanced opportunities to learn and experience the international dimensions of law and legal practice. We will pursue international relationships that further the global competency of our graduates and our faculty’s scholarships and service worldwide. We also will increase the exposure of our J.D. students to international law, and we will establish an LL.M. program for individuals with law degrees from educational institutions outside of the United States.

The college must better identify and implement strategies for increasing our students’ exposure to important international legal concepts, processes and practices. We will pursue a thoughtful course of action to identify the optimal mix of course components, required classes and supplemental programs that will provide these opportunities. Our discovery process will draw upon existing expertise of faculty and staff within the college and university and seek to supplement that knowledge through dialogue with the legal community and colleagues at other institutions.
Increasingly, educational institutions offering law degrees outside the United States are open to exchanging resources and ideas with American law schools. To further our international objectives, Georgia State Law must leverage its Atlanta presence and status as an ascendant American law school to attract and build strong ties with leading non-U.S. institutions providing legal education. Formal collaborations between the college and institutions offering legal education in other countries will benefit our students and increase Georgia State Law’s international recognition, influence and impact.
The college will attract highly-qualified LL.M. students who will thrive in and contribute to our program of legal education. Our LL.M. graduates will be well prepared to lead successful careers within the United States or internationally. Further, our LL.M. program will foster lasting international professional relationships for the college’s J.D. students, faculty and members of the local legal community.

Goal One: Prepare Students
for Success

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Goal Two: Enhancing
Scholarly Contributions

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Goal Three: Serve
as a Dynamic Hub

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Goal Five: Adapt or Lead in
Rapidly Changing Markets

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