Temple University's Asian Law has always taken great pride in providing an excellent legal education which prepares its graduates for the challenges they will meet in practice. Globalization has significantly changed the nature of these challenges. In the decade that U.S. trade across the Pacific surpassed that across the Atlantic, a clear recognition arose in the legal profession that Asia is an area of practice in which lawyers should receive special training. The growing number of commercial Asia-US transactions continues to flame both domestic and foreign demand for US lawyers who specialize in Asian law. While this demand continues and will likely continue to grow, there are still only a limited number of academic programs in the United States specifically designed to create such specialists.
The Beasley School of Law has long regarded its international law programs as a core center of excellence. Indeed, our expertise in international law generally is reflected in our strong national ranking in that area. Our substantive depth and our existing physical presence in the capitals of the nations with the three largest economies in Asia, makes us the program of choice for those wishing to become Asian law specialists. Our program is unique in requiring candidates to spend a semester at a law school/program in Asia, ensuring that graduates of the program are exposed not just to substantive aspects of the law, but to the almost equally important nuances of the legal, economic, and social culture from which those laws spring.
We have tenured faculty who specialize in Chinese Law, Japanese Law, and legal issues in Asia. In addition to our faculty, we have deep roots in legal education in Asia. In 1994, we became the only US law school to offer a full semester of J.D. study, and a full academic year for LL.M. students in Asia at Temple University, Japan Campus, in Tokyo. In 1999, the Beasley School expanded into China in a groundbreaking program to train Chinese lawyers, judges, and professors. In addition, we send students every fall semester to study Chinese Law in Tsinghua University’s LL.M. in Chinese law program for non-Chinese students. In 2011, Temple entered into an exchange partnership with Jindal Global Law School in National Capital Region (NCR), India.
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