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“Educational Ambivalence: The Rise of a Foreign-Student Doctorate in Law”

New England Law Review Fall 2014 Book Symposium

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4 p.m.-6:45 pm.

New England Law | Boston, Cherry Room
154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

This New England Law Review paper symposium will explore the evolution of Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) programs. Keynote speaker Professor Gail Hupper, visiting scholar, Harvard Law School, will consider some of the inherent tensions in U.S. legal education and discuss the struggle between academics and professional training.

Professor Hupper’s article, Educational Ambivalence: The Rise of a Foreign-Student Doctorate in Law, is part of a study that looks at the history of the S.J.D., a degree primarily meant to train professors and other legal scholars, and how the degree can contribute to both American and international legal concepts.

Professor Hupper will be joined by Professor Paulo Barrozo, Boston College Law School, and Professor Carole Silver, Northwestern University School of Law.

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