Asian Law Schools Step Up to Train More Elite International Lawyers

By Jieying Ding

As the need for wider geographical representation among lawyers continues to grow, law schools around the world, and in particular, Asia, has been trying to catch up by offering specialized postgraduate degrees.

According to New York Times, although traditional elite law schools - such as Oxford - still lead in international law education, recent disputes in Asia, including one involving the WTO and China, have led to a greater awareness of the need to invest in international law. Hong Kong University, Tsinghua University, and N.U.S. are now putting more emphasis on arbitration, and N.U.S. law school is the first Asian law school to have access to the ICJ university training program.