The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) occur every other year, in which law school leaders from around the world meet to exchange ideas in regards to the region they teach. With these efforts IALS are able to define goals and strategies for global legal education informed by the mission and experiences of all our members. The forums are open to both member and non-member Deans and Associate Deans (active and emeritus) from law schools and departments from each region. The Global Deans’ Forum presents an opportunity for deans and heads of law faculties from around the world to meet and share experiences with their counterparts. A series of panels will address key topics of interest and concern for deans operating in a globalized academic environment and training graduates for a globalized profession.
The first Forum was organized by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (NUS Law) in Singapore (25-27 September 2013). The second 2015 Global Law Deans’ Forum entitled: A Study of Global Evaluative Processes for Legal Education and Scholarship took place at the Instituto Empresa Law School in Madrid (25-27 October 2015). 2017 Global Law Deans’ Forum was hosted by the Symbiosis Law School in Pune, India (8 and 9 November 2017). In 2019 there is time for the University of Gdańsk and its Faculty of Law and Administration.