Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Global Legal Skills Conference in Costa Rica

Pura Vida!  Flag-GlobeGran Hotel Costa RicaThe seventh Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Lawyers and law professors from around the world will gather to discuss the latest ideas in legal skills education, Legal English, Legal Spanish, continuing legal education, skills for mediation and arbitration, contract drafting, publishing, and other topics.  Confirmed participants include presenters from Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States, Japan, Russia, Singapore, and other countries.  Participants include the leading experts on international skills education. 

In addition to the sessions on legal skills, other essions will include discussions of international legal research, international courts and tribunals, and sessions for Costa Rican law students about international moot court competitions and on how to pursue an LL.M. degree in the United States.

Costa-rica-national-theaterOn Monday and Wednesday the conference sessions will be held at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. 

On Tuesday morning there will be an optional walking tour of San Jose.

On Tuesday afternoon the conference sessions will be held at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law.  One track of programs at the University of Costa Rica will be held in Spanish.  The plenary program speakers include the President of the Costa Rican Bar Association, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, the Dean of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law, and updates on global legal skills around the world.  The first Global Legal Skills Awards will also be presented at the Plenary session.

Click here for the Global Legal Skills website.  There is information there about the conference program, conference hotels, registration, and tips on travel to Costa Rica.  

Even if you're not able to attend this upcoming GLS conference, you can still visit the website to join the international community interested in Legal English and other aspects of global legal skills education. 

(mew)

 

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