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The Online Version
of the Magazine
of Cornell Law School


Fall 2011


Volume 37, 2 

Special Feature: International Legal Studies Part I

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In This Issue:


A Message from the Deanby Stewart J. Schwab

"The legal landscape is ever expanding and Cornell Law School has often led the charge to broaden perspectives and improve legal practice globally in both the public and private sectors," says Dean Stewart J. Schwab.

Originating Flights: A History of Cornell Law School's International Programs
by Thomas Adcock

Anticipating a greatly expanded role for international lawyers after World War II, Myron C. Taylor gave millions of dollars to his alma mater, becoming the father of Cornell Law School's modern-day global law portfolio.

Graduate Studies: Expanding Legal Scholarship to All Corners of the Globe
by Kenneth Berkowitz

Every September, between sixty-five and seventy-five students from around the world arrive at Cornell Law to begin work on an advanced degree. In their home countries, they are recent law graduates, practicing lawyers, seasoned judges, or respected government officials; in Ithaca, they are integral members of the student body, focused on a greater understanding of American legal principles and international comparative law.

Adapting to an Evolving Global Landscape: The Curriculumby Thomas Adcock

Cornell Law School's substantial and longstanding international law curriculum--along with a menu of clinical and foreign study opportunities, symposia, and faculty exchanges--reflects a cosmopolitan commitment attractive to students and scholars at home and abroad, and admired by players in a shifting world order.

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