Law Without Walls will start in January with students from Miami; Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China; Harvard Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York Law School; and University College London.
It is organized by Michele DeStefano Beardslee, an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
The program will bring law students from different continents together to work on problems within legal education or the profession, the way judges interact across national borders.
The American Bar Association (ABA) is weighing whether to offer accreditation to overseas law schools. Peking University School of Transnational Law has applied to seek such accreditation.
The National Law Journal reports it is already starting on an unofficial basis. The University of Wisconsin Law School announced in October that it is launching a new executive LL.M. with the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai.
ABA president Steve Zack has asked several law school deans about the possibility of making a study-abroad semester mandatory for US law students.
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