Globalization of the world markets is the impetus behind this Article's call to law schools to include elective courses in transnational practice. Based on the denationalization of markets, laws and politics, the author argues that law schools should provide specialized courses in foreign law, taught in their domestic language, so that students are trained in the basic legal structures of other nations. Because of the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the author recommends courses in Mexican law, culture, and Spanish legal language in U.S. law schools. The author also explains why understanding law in the context of the culture and language of which it is a part is essential in the study of foreign law.
Gloria M. Sanchez,
A Paradigm Shift in Legal Education: Preparing Law Students for the Twenty-First Century: Teaching Foreign Law, Culture, and Legal Language of the Major U.S. American Trading Partners,
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