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Tulane Law School named a top-25 leading law school in the world for Asian students

November 09, 2011

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Asian Correspondent

On average, as many as 50 lawyers from more than 15 countries enroll in Tulane Law School’s LLM programs each year. (Photo/ Lauren Gavioli)  
Asian Correspondent news site has named Tulane Law School among the top 25 leading law schools in the world for Asian students. Tulane Law School’s reputation “as a world leader” in comparative law, maritime law, and environmental law, among other fields, propelled it to the news site’s top ranks of law schools in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The article, “Courting Success” (Nov. 8, 2011), explains that as globalization continues, it is becoming more apparent that Asian countries lack the legal populace needed to handle major international transactions.

“Australian and European lawyers have the client service-oriented mindset, experience with complex cross-border transactions, and English fluency that their Asian counterparts often lack, and Asian law firms miss out on business as a result,” the website reported. Although countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea continue in their attempt to remedy this, for now “the best way for an Asian law student to gain the skills that clients want is to go to a Western law school.”

Asian students may seek the same degrees as American students, such as the Juris Doctor (JD) or the legal equivalent of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The most popular option, however, is often the Master of Laws (LLM) degree. Offering five diverse LLM programs (Admiralty, American Business Law, American Law, International & Comparative Law, and Energy & Environment), Tulane Law School is a hot candidate in the eyes of Asian lawyers, as well as lawyers across the globe, looking to pursue advanced degrees in law. Further, individuals who have completed an LLM degree may enroll in Tulane’s SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) program—a research-oriented degree open to a small number of students who already hold the LLM.

“At Western law schools, [Asian students] encounter vastly different legal systems founded on the common law tradition, navigate different legal cultures and marketplaces, and deal with the inevitable issue of language barriers,” the article expounded. “After completing their studies they join an elite group of Asian lawyers who have mastered the legal systems of two countries and languages, and know how to serve clients in Asia and the West with the legal services they need.”

According to Asian Correspondent, “New Orleans’ Tulane University Law School offers a vast selection of common law and federal subjects. Recognized for its focus on regional legal systems, national legal development, and differences between major legal cultures, the school is regarded as a world leader, especially in its maritime and environmental law programs.”

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