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  2. 2. LEEP JANUARY 2012
  3. 3. International trade of legal services has grown over the past decade as a result of a global- izing economy. The United States (U.S.) exported $1.834 trillion and imported $2.329 tril- lion in goods and services in 2010. Many of the transactions underlying these statistics un- doubtedly involved both foreign and domestic lawyers, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a significant amount of international trade in legal services. During 2009, the U.S. exported $7.2 billion and imported $1.7 billion in legal services. Lawyers are increasingly faced with complex international transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, and specialized training is becoming more critical. Consequently, the demand for foreign- educated law graduates and business professionals has increased in order to build a great- er understanding of the legal systems in different countries. As the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil is a fundamental player in the regional and global economy across numerous dimensions. The United States engages in international trade with Brazil and promotes important issues such as global financial stability, climate change and reform of multilateral institutions. However, it is imperative to recognize that the law is the basis for every economic activity and essential when dealing with interna- tional trade and business. The primary obstacle in trading legal services between the U.S. and Brazil is represented by the national character of the law and legal education of each country. The law of a country is rooted in its culture and customs. Therefore, with globalization, there is a high- er demand for an understanding and integration of cultures that can only be achieved through international education and training. The United States and Brazil Legal Education Exchange Program prepares students and professionals to more successfully work in an international context, thus improving current practices in both countries .LEEP JANUARY 2012
  4. 4. Willian Byrnes IV Carla McEwen Dean Associate LEEP Director Thomas Golden Jason Fiske LEEP Professor LEEP ProfessorLEEP JANUARY 2012
  5. 5. Steve Semeraro Scott McEwen LEEP Professor LEEP Professor Patrick Meyer Catherine Deane LEEP Research Professor LEEP Research ProfessorLEEP JANUARY 2012
  6. 6. Elizabeth McCuskey Eric Ganci LEEP Professor LEEP Professor LEEP : “Thank You “ to Thomas Jefferson School of Law Event Planner Joel WingelmanLEEP JANUARY 2012
  7. 7. San Diego Superior Court maintains strong ties to the com- munity and promotes knowledge about how California’s system of justice works, the court is better able to fulfill its mission of administering justice in a way that is both acces- sible and understandable to the public. The LEEP participants visited the San Diego Superior Courts and received a welcome full of guidance from Julie MyresLEEP JANUARY 2012
  8. 8. Prof. Golden in the classroomLEEP JANUARY 2012
  9. 9. “The LEEP participants also had a chance to get a signed copy of the new Amazon best-selling book "American Sniper," co-authored by Brazil program adjunct profes- sor Scott McEwen. It tells the story of former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.” Chris SaundersLEEP JANUARY 2012
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  12. 12. Brazilian Attorneys Head Home Denice Menard Communications Coordinator “On Thursday, January 26, a group of 52 Brazilian attorneys said “farewell,” to TJSL after being the second group to take part in the three-week U.S.-Brazil Legal Education Exchange Program (LEEP). LEEP gives the attorneys an education in the ways of the American legal system, which is very differ- ent from the system in their native Brazil. At the closing ceremony, Associate Dean for Graduate & Distance Education Programs William Byrnes asked the entire group to give the Director of the Brazilian Program, Carla McEwen, a big round of ap- plause. McEwen, also a Brazilian attorney who now lives in the U.S., was instrumental in setting up the program. “Everyone owes Carla a huge debt of gratitude,” Dean Byrnes said. “She is the person who spearhead- ed and organized this entire endeavor.” "We fulfilled our mission” McEwen said. “I am happy the students benefitted from the program, and we have a sense of accomplishment that the exchange program went so well.” On their final day of the program, the Brazilians were treated to a farewell luncheon on the 8th floor and given LEEP certificates of completion. Dean Byrnes also treated them to Louisiana-style king cake, that he ordered direct from New Orleans, to celebrate Mardi Gras, or Carnival as it is called in some countries. Many of the Brazilian attorneys expressed their satisfaction with LEEP and said that what they had learned about the American legal system would be helpful in their legal practice. Others thanked TJSL for being such a good host and for providing such a beautiful environment in which to learn. One LEEP participant added that he had taken 396 photos while here for the program and was looking forward to returning to California again soon. Professor A. Thomas Golden, who is TJSL’s Director of Graduate Law Degree Programs in American Legal Studies and International Trade and taught Fundamentals of US System to the Brazilian attor- neys, encouraged them to stay in touch with TJSL and visit again in the future. The first group of LEEP attorneys came to TJSL in July 2011 as part of the exchange program that will send TJSL students to Brazil later this year. The next group will arrive at TJSL in June 2012.” Denice MenardLEEP JANUARY 2012
  13. 13. Thomas Jefferson School of Law Legal Education Exchange Program January 2012 Honors : Deputy District Attorney David GreenbergLEEP JANUARY 2012
  14. 14. LEEP JANUARY 2012
  15. 15. Legal Education and Exchange Program Thomas Jefferson School of Law 1155 Island Ave. San Diego California 92101 LEEP Department Contact: : Carla McEwen leep@tjsl.edu mcewenc@tjsl.edu (619) 961—4343 Www.tjsl.edu/graduate/leepLEEP JANUARY 2012