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Penn State International Law Review. Volume 23, Number 4 (2005), p. 757-774.


My task is simple enough: to approach the question whether there is a core JD or LLB curriculum for transnational lawyers by briefly narrating Osgoode Hall Law School's experiment with the International Comparative and Transnational (ICT) Law Program that began four years ago.' By way of a preface, I hasten to make two points. The first point to note is that Osgoode's ICT Program is, to date, not mandatory for all our LL.B. students but, rather, an optional specialization; currently, about one-quarter of each year's entering class of around 280 students choose to take enter the program by taking the first-year ICT Program foundations course, Globalization and the Law. Secondly, however, the issue of a mandatory ICT curricular package for all LL.B. students is on the table at Osgoode-although not yet at the stage of full discussion-as we are in the middle of our most comprehensive curriculum review in 25 years. This leads to a standard disclaimer, plus a personal hope. The disclaimer is that the views expressed here are my own and not at all intended to represent the direction Osgoode Hall Law School will go. My personal hope is that some version of what I am about to describe will become a required part of the LLB education of all Osgoode students, if only in a more condensed form.

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