Global Legal Education

A Special Session on “Global Legal Education”
as part of the 8th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World
8-11 July 2024, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Global Legal Education” as part of the 8th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 8-11 July 2024, Athens, Greece. 

The buzz word describing and undercutting legal education at Universities on both sides of the Atlantic is the word “global”. A “global” legal education is produced and consumed by legal academics and law students in the US and the UK. Several questions stem from the use of the word “global” within the context of legal education. Firstly, what does the term mean in this context? Secondly, is global legal education achievable? How can it be achieved? What is it based upon? How do we assess and measure global legal education and how is it incorporated in the law schools’ syllabuses. Do we produce global lawyers? Does it expose hierarchies amongst Universities in the US and the UK. Where does it leave legal education in European and other countries? The purpose of this session is to address these questions. This session invites abstracts on these issues. You may participate as presenter of one session or observer. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Athens Journal of Education.

Please submit an abstract (by email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 19 March 2024 to: Dr. Anna Chronopoulou, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK. Abstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

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