School founding member in the Law Schools Global League (LSGL)
- EBS Law School is German founding member in the Law Schools Global League (LSGL)
- Integration of EBS Law School in an international network of law schools is an important milestone in establishing partnerships and cooperation with international universities
- Law Schools Global League is concerned with the development and impact of globalization on legal education, research and practice
On 21 June 2012, seventeen international law faculties officially came together in Tilburg (The Netherlands) to form a global network - the Law Schools Global League (LSGL). EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, as the sole representative from Germany, is among the founding members. The aim of the international network is to serve as a platform for intensive cooperation between its members in the areas of teaching and research in order to be able to react to the increasing globalization of law and contribute to the debate on legal education.
The official foundation of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) took place in Tilburg on 21 June 2012. 17 representatives from leading international law schools attended the founding ceremony to sign the League's Constitution and Mission. The participants had agreed on basic issues of cooperation at the League's first conference which took place in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
The purpose of the agreement is to create a platform that will address the development and impact of globalization on legal education, research and practice. The international League aims to raise the traditional paradigm of legal education and research from a national to an international level. Academically this will involve greater emphasis on interdisciplinarity, more empirical studies of the different legal systems, better integration of education and research and deeper cooperation in the field of law.
EBS Law School's membership in this newly founded League underscores the international dimension of the law faculty at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht and contributes towards strengthening the closely-knit network of cooperation agreements with leading law faculties worldwide. "With our participation in the League we aim to ensure the integration of EBS Law School in an international network of law schools. Furthermore, we want to give our students the opportunity to gain international experience by spending time abroad at partner universities", commented the Dean of EBS Law School, Professor Gerrick Frhr. v. Hoyningen-Huene. "The integration of EBS Law School in an international network of law schools is an important milestone in our efforts to establish partnerships and cooperation with international universities on different levels. As a rule, each participating country is represented by only one law school, which is why it is of particular significance for us to take our place among the founding members of LSGL."
The Law Schools Global League is the first network of law faculties that will address the challenges presented by the globalization of law and deal with the increasing number of cross-border issues on an academic level. To this end working committees were established to promote the exchange of ideas and views across all areas of legal teaching, research and practice. The participants agreed that the League will hold an annual conference from 2013 onwards. The next conference of the law school network is scheduled to take place in India in summer 2013.
Besides EBS Law School in Wiesbaden and the initiators Tilburg Law School (The Netherlands) and FGV Direito Sao Paulo (Brazil), the 17 founding members of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) include the Católica Global School of Law (Portugal), FGV Direito Rio (Brazil), the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia), the Radzyner School of Law (Israel), IE Law School (Spain), Jindal Global Law School (India), McGill University Faculty of Law (Canada), the National University of Singapore (Singapore), Northwestern University Law School (USA), Sciences Po Law School (France), Sydney Law School (Australia), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Tsinghua University School of Law (China) and the University of Cape Town (South Arica).
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