December 3, 2009

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Program Expands College's International Reach

Jessica Dworkin

Jessica Dworkin

Now in its third year, Moritz’s LL.M. program is continuing to grow. This year we welcomed 12 foreign-trained lawyers to our program – our largest class to date! Our LL.M. students represent eight countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, India, People’s Republic of China, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, and Syria. Our LL.M. students have varied backgrounds, including past experiences as criminal investigators, law professors, federal prosecutors for genocide, project managers for the World Bank, banking lawyers, private practice attorneys, and civil servants for federal Ministries of Labor, among others. For nearly all of our LL.M. students, English is a second language; for some, it is a third or fourth language.

These LL.M. students are not only expanding their own legal knowledge and skills, but they are also contributing to the academic life of Moritz as a whole. They are taking classes alongside their J.D. counterparts, contributing to class discussions, and sharing their perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas.

In addition to increasing LL.M. student enrollment, we have also begun to expand our recruiting efforts. Earlier this year, I travelled to Mexico City, Mexico, to meet with EducationUSA advisors from the entire Western Hemisphere. In January, I’ll travel to Saudi Arabia for an international higher education conference. Saudi Arabia has only recently begun allowing women to study law and is just beginning a national conversation about whether to allow women to practice law. We believe visiting women’s law colleges there and talking to those students about Moritz’s educational opportunities will benefit the program.

Moritz is poised to take advantage of expanding international student enrollments, and the LL.M. program is introducing the College to a new audience. If you are going to be travelling abroad, have contacts from the Moritz family overseas, or have ideas related to the LL.M. program, we’d love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Jessica Richman Dworkin, Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Programs

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