Berlin 2008

4. Internationaler TDP-Workshop

Law Schools Without Borders?
The Case of Transatlantic Cooperation in Law Education

Berlin, April 18-19, 2008

In Cooperation with the German American Lawyers Association and the Canadian German Lawyers Association


Friday, April 18

08:45 a.m. -
09:00 a.m.

Registration & Refreshments

09:10 a.m.


  • Erica Claus, Embassy of Canada
    Ursula Lehmkuhl, Freie Universität Berlin

09:30 a.m.

  • Transatlantic Degree Programs: Current Trends and Future Perspectives
    Britta Baron, University of Alberta

10:00 a.m.


  • Carl Monk, President, International Association of Law Schools & Vice-President, American Association of Law Schools

11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

11:20 a.m. -
01:00 p.m.

Panel 1: Internationalizing Law Education

Chair: Michael Gressmann, German Federal Ministry of Justice

01:00 p.m.


02:15 p.m. -
03:45 p.m.

Panel 2: Building International Classrooms: Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Detlef Leenen, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Wendy Perdue, Georgetown University Law School
    Center for Transnational Legal Studies
  • Martin Heger, Humboldt University Berlin
    European Law School [pdf]
  • Morad Eghbal, University of Baltimore
    The European-American Consortium for Legal Education
  • Bram Akkermans, University of Maastricht Law School
    European Law School Maastricht
  • Richard A. Janda, McGill University Faculty of Law

03:45 p.m.

Coffee break

04:00 p.m. -
05:45 p.m.

Panel 3: Joint Degree Programs: Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Stephan Geifes, Franco-German University, Saarbrücken

Case Studies Joint Programs in Law:

  • Wayne Renke, University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Sébastien Lebel-Grenier, Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de Droit
  • Eibe Riedel, University of Mannheim Faculty of Law

06.30 p.m.

Dinner, Käfer-Restaurant, German Bundestag (Entrance West C)

Saturday, April 19

09:15 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.

Panel 4: Legal Professions in a Globalized World

Chair: Marie Mercat-Bruns, Sciences Po

11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

11:30 a.m.

Wrap-up and Conclusions

Chair: Ulrich Grothus, DAAD

Panel Rapporteurs:

  • David Marrani, University of Essex

  • Willajeanne McLean, University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Brigitte Oberle, Mainz University

  • Michael Wagner, University of Hannover

  • Marie Mercat-Bruns, Sciences Po

Discussion & Recommendations for Future Steps [pdf]

12:30 a.m.

Lunch, Clubhaus der Freien Universität Berlin

01:30 p.m.

End of Workshop