U.S. law is no longer and will never again be confined to national borders. From trade agreements to custody disputes, human rights to money laundering, international law is elemental in every area of legal practice. Today's attorneys, in Philadelphia and around the world, must be trained to meet the needs of a global society in every legal context. At Temple, law students have access to an extensive web of international programs in the United States. With opportunities to study in Tokyo, Rome, and around the world through any of our eight international exchange programs, Temple students interested in the study of international law can compare foreign legal systems, study international policy, and master the intricacies of international business transactions. Likewise, law students from around the world travel to Philadelphia to study international law at Temple's Main Campus. In this way, all Temple students form a unique international network of colleagues and friends, regardless of where they choose to study and live. Temple faculty, both in Philadelphia and abroad, are experts in U.S. and foreign law and fluidly incorporate discussion of comparative and international law into the curriculum.
Recognizing that an international experience is best gained by actually living, learning, and working abroad, Temple offers summer sessions abroad and a semester program in Tokyo that is the only ABA-accredited semester abroad program offered by an American law school in Asia. Additionally, in recognition of Temple's strong reputation both in the U.S. and abroad, the Chinese government invited Temple to launch an LL.M. program for Chinese lawyers to study American and international law in Beijing. It is the first and only foreign law degree-granting program in China.
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