Our faculty are involved in professional organizations, international development agencies, and educational institutions of excellence around the world.
Selected Recent Contributions
- For its upcoming 2014 meeting in Buenos Aires, the American Bar Association's Section on International Law has requested the center to prepare a paper for a panel entitled "Market Access and Foreign Lawyers" (with an emphasis on South Asia and Latin America).
- The Center Director was invited to contribute to a project coordinated by scholars at the National Taiwan University. The result is a book published by Cambridge University Press, entitled Asian Courts in Context.
- Mark Need will be presenting a series of entrepreneurship and technology lectures in May at the National Chiao-Tung University Law School and NCT's Innovation Incubator Center in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. He will also be teaching an intense 1-week course in Business Law at the Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business in Seoul, South Korea. SKK and IU share relationships and students through programs at both IU Kelley School of Business and at Maurer School of Law.
- In March, Provost Lauren Robel returned to Seoul National School of Law for further discussions about possible collaborations with Maurer School of Law. In December, she had visited both Seoul National and Sungkyunkwang University, where the Maurer School of Law has had a successful JD-MBA for several years with the Global School of Business. The program was the first US JD-MBA joint degree with an Asian university.
- In March 2014, Jayanth Krishnan received project-funding from the international wing of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to conduct an ethnographic pilot study of how the Dubai International Financial Centre courts are operating. The study will evaluate how effective these recently-established international courts of dispute resolution have been faring and competing with similar type courts that have emerged in places like India and other parts of Asia.
- The Center held a symposium in March of 2014, in conjunction with the Center for Law, Society & Culture, on the state of legal education in comparative perspective. External guests were: Professor Luciana Gross Cunha (FGV-Sao Paulo) and Professor Carl Minzer (Fordham Law School, who is a China expert). And Bill Henderson (Indiana University Maurer School of Law) was our internal participant.
- In 2013, Jayanth Krishnan completed his tenure serving as project director for a $261,000 Ford Foundation study on the lower courts in India (2010-2013). In this capacity, he lead a research team composed of three Indian organizations: National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), and Jagori Grameen (JG), assessing economic and social-rights claims of litigants. (The NCAS is the recipient of the Ford grant, and CSJ and JG are sub-grantees.)
Center faculty have working relationships with colleagues from foreign partner institutions that include:
- National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
- FGV Law School (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Jindal Global Law School (Haryana, India)
- ESADE Law School (Barcelona, Spain)
- Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, Korea)
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
- Peking University of Transnational Law (Shenzen, China)
Maurer School of Law also has vibrant student exchange programs with many of these institutions. Learn more and learn how to participate.
In addition, the faculty of the Center has been active in a range of global outreach activities, including:
- In April 2012, the Center sponsored an "After the JD" workshop that Carole Silver (former Center faculty now at Northwestern University), Ethan Michelson and Jayanth Krishnan led, that had guests from across the United States and India (Jindal Global Law School) and China (Shanghai Jiao Tong University). That work is now being picked up by Krishnan on his legal education project with FGV-Law School Brazil and ESADE Law School Spain and Jindal Global Law School India
- The Center is involved in the Harvard Globalization and Lawyers in Emerging Economies Project (Krishnan is an affiliate researcher)
- The Center has been working with colleagues at National Taiwan University. Krishnan has recently contributed a chapter to a forthcoming Cambridge University Press Volume on comparative courts in Asia
- Since 2009, the Center has been involved with the American Bar Association's India Committee
- The Center has worked with lawyers and judges in Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Addis, Ethiopia, through the academic research Krishnan has done, which recently appeared in the American Journal of Legal History
- The Center has worked with the Institute for Advanced Studies to bring Prof. Ernest Abotsi from Ghana to IU, March 2011
- The Center sponsored and hosted President Obama's former National Security Advisor on South Asia, Michael Newbill, Feb 2011
Our faculty also been involved in speaking on speaking on legal professions issues around the globe, since 2009, when the Center was founded.