Sydney in exchange program with Harvard Law School
27 February 2007
University of Sydney law students will be the first in Australia to benefit from an exchange program with one of the world's most renowned graduate law schools, Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts, USA.
The student exchange program, which begins in July 2007, will allow students to spend a semester at Harvard Law School, with an equal number of selected Harvard students coming to Sydney.
A key aim of the exchange program is to provide students with the opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into a different legal system. As the program develops it is also expected that the collaboration will extend to Sydney academics, who will be able to pursue joint research and teaching projects at Harvard.
Welcoming the collaboration, Professor Ron McCallum, Dean of Sydney University's Faculty of Law, said: 'In this globalised world, student exchanges of this nature provide invaluable opportunities. They lead to broader understandings of the law, foster international friendships, and build transnational networks of students and scholars.'
'We're delighted to conclude this agreement with the University of Sydney,' said Vice-Dean of the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Bill Alford. ' As we've seen from the visits here of Dean Ronald McCallum and professors Helen Irving, Mary Crock and Richard Van, Sydney is blessed with superb teachers.'
The recently returned Harvard Chair of Australian Studies, Associate Professor Helen Irving, will deliver the inaugural lecture for the returning holder of the Harvard Chair of Australian Studies, at the University of Sydney on Thursday 8 March 2007.
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