Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education
Victor V. Ramraj, Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Canada, spoke this week to students and faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in Thimphu, Bhutan. His topic for the JSW Law Faculty was on "Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education."
Professor Ramraj previously taught at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds five degrees from McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University Belfast, served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and as a litigation lawyer in Toronto, and remains a non-practicing membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has held visiting teaching appointments at Kyushu University and the University of Toronto.
His research interests include comparative constitutional and administrative law, transnational regulation, and the history of and regulatory challenges arising from state-company relationships in Asia. He is currently revising a book manuscript on how national legal orders respond to and interact with economic globalization.
His presentation to the JSW Law Faculty included observations about transnational legal practice, legal systems of other legal traditions, and advances in transnational legal education. Among other things, he discussed his home institution's new program in common law and indigenous law. That new program at the University of Victoria is expected to launch in 2018.