IE University hosts annual Law Schools Global League Deans’ Meeting at the IE Tower
IE University Law School has been honored to host the annual meeting of the members of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) and welcomed more than 30 experts in the legal field from different universities worldwide.
IE Law School is set to host the annual Law Schools Global League (LSGL) Deans’ Meeting at the IE Tower, IE University’s new vertical, innovative and sustainable headquarters in Madrid. More than 30 international legal education experts from every continent—including deans and law professors from universities like King’s College, Northwestern, the National University of Singapore, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and others—will be discussing the latest trends and challenges in legal education on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18.
The first day of the conference will be opened by Soledad Atienza (Dean of IE Law School), and by co-chairs of the LSGC Martin Hogg (Dean of the School of Law at NUI Galway) and Simon Chesterman (Dean of the National University of Singapore). The first day’s agenda will see the co-chairs share future collaborations and projects with LSGL members and discuss topics like the status of Russia’s HSE University within the League.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is also scheduled to present the latest trends in new technologies—such as digital assets—in the legal sector. The presentation will feature UNIDROIT Secretary General Ignacio Tirado, as well as faculty members from the University of Pretoria and the University of Turin.
“The LSGL brings together law schools that share a commitment to international legal education”.
Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School
“The Law Schools Global League was created to bring together a group of law schools committed to the globalization of law. The past two years posed challenges to travel, but also encouraged leveraging and experimenting with how technology can bring us together even when we cannot board an airplane. The meeting at IE Law School in Madrid was both a reminder of how important in-person meetings are, but also of how far we have developed in our use of technology. That’s true on the supply side – what law schools offer – but also on the demand side, as students seek a richer and deeper engagement with technology and with the world. It’s also a requirement of the profession, which has been transformed by legal tech. It’s an exciting time to be teaching law, but especially with partners like IE and the other members of the League,” said Simon Chesterman, Co-President, Law Schools Global League
“IE Law School, as a global, diverse and multidisciplinary school, is proud to host the annual meeting of an association that offers a wide range of training, research and discussion activities on global legal education,” said Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School.
This annual meeting will also address topical issues. On March 18, the academic day of the conference will include research working groups specialized in topics such as Business and Law, Human Rights and Environmental Law. Dr. Amrita Bahri, from ITAM’s law school, and Dr. Johanna Jacobsson, from IE Law School, will be participating in the research working group on “International Trade and Investment Law.” Also that day, a workshop will be held on the topic of “Active Learning at the Intersection of Law and Technology.” Its purpose is to identify strategies to promote active learning in legal education programs through the use of technology. The event will feature speakers such as Dr. Fernando Pastor and Dr. Antonios Kouroutakis from IE Law School; Dr. Eleonora Lozano Rodríguez, Dean of the School of Law at Universidad de los Andes; Dr. Christine Forster, associate Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice; and Dr. Alexandre Pacheco da Silva, from FGV São Paulo School of Law.