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Call for Participation

Call for Participation

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

Berlin, April 18 - 19, 2008

The Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly invite US, Canadian and German universities to apply for participation in the 4th International TDP Workshop on curriculum internationalization and joint transatlantic study programs. The upcoming workshop will focus on cooperative law programs and take place in Berlin, Germany, April 18-19, 2008. It will be held in cooperation with the German-American Lawyers’ Association, the Canadian German Lawyers Association and the Canadian Embassy Berlin.

The workshop is part of the Transatlantic Degree Programs Project (TDP) which investigates innovative ideas in transatlantic higher education cooperation, with a particular focus on curriculum integration and the current status and future prospects of joint/double degree programs.

The goal of the Berlin workshop is to examine the current debate on internationalization in law education, to discuss successful examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation, including joint/double degree programs, and to provide stimulus to and guidelines for universities on both sides of the Atlantic for creating and implementing such programs. The workshop will bring together senior administrators and faculty as well as representatives of government, accreditation and funding agencies and experts in higher education internationalization.

Examples of transatlantic curriculum cooperation will be presented and analysed, with experts providing information on curriculum integration, accreditation, quality assurance, and legal and administrative aspects. For further details and a preliminary workshop program please contact Matthias Kuder

There is no workshop fee; the event is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.

A limited number of stipends for board and lodging will be available for a select number of admitted participants. All participants are expected to arrange and cover their own travel.  

Previous experience with higher education internationalization and/or international cooperation in curriculum development will be used as criteria to assess the choice of workshop participants.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, we would like to invite you to send us an informal, written application which should contain information on the following:

  • Name, field, position and home institution of the applicant
  • Brief overview on involvement with higher education internationalization
  • Brief outlook on future plans for internationalization strategies in law education and/or Short examples of any particular activities regarding international curriculum integration and/or joint/double degree programs past or present
  • Short statement on motivation for participating in the workshop

Please email your application to Matthias Kuder.

Application deadline is February 26, 2008. Confirmation of participation will be issued shortly after.