Legal educators around the world are currently challenged and have the opportunity to create curricula, methodologies, and research and outreach programs which move beyond teaching of technical skills to teaching and development of competence and commitment for public service responsive to needs of an increasingly interrelated and globalized world. In this Symposium a panel of distinguished legal educators representing law schools and legal-education systems in common- and civil-law countries from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America address these challenges and responses as they occur in their respective legal systems, law schools and countries. They note in their discussions the relevance of tradition, history and culture of the individual countries in identifying their needs and methods of responding to these needs and the necessity of developing an appropriate synthesis between global and local needs to accommodate the interaction between global and local cultures.
Louis Del Duca & Gianluca Gentili, Introduction to the AALS Symposium on the Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World, 29 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 1 (2010).