Internationalizing Penn State Law: Strategy, Leadership and Faculty

Zhailagul Sagyndykova, Su Jin Hong


This is a short overview of how an American law school can brainstorm strategies for internationalizing American legal education, form a group of leadership, empower relevant faculty and staff, and implement those internationalization strategies with clear goals in mind such as enlarging the cohort of international students and increasing the amount of international research of the law faculty. The effectiveness of the internationalization strategy of the particular American law school confirmed by survey data and supported by the large numbers of highly qualified lawyers in the master’s program for international lawyers (LL.M. program) and their positive feedback. The long term and proactive strategy, highly qualified and experienced leadership, outstanding and approachable faculty became the substantial mechanisms and determinants to raise the school’s international profile.

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International Research in Higher Education  ISSN 2380-9183 (Print)  ISSN 2380-9205 (Online)

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