Most of us will agree that the practice of law has become more global in scope. Today it is virtually impossible for our graduates not to be involved in international legal matters. They have foreign clients wanting to work or do business in the United States, United States clients wanting to work or conduct trade overseas, or clients from various countries who are parties to disputes. This occurs not only in large firms in large cities, but also in small cities and in smaller firms. All of us, therefore, need to be concerned about the issues that we are discussing today. We need to broaden our views of legal education and the increased global culture must also be recognized.
Charles Cramton, Joint Degree Programs, 18 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 489 (2000).