The mission of Global Programs is to globalize the law school by creating opportunities for students and faculty to learn about foreign legal cultures through exchanges, international visitors, and events. Each year approximately 50 foreign lawyers and scholars are in residence at Hastings and about 50 Hastings J.D. students go abroad for legal study in either one-semester programs or in one-year joint J.D./LL.M. programs at a number of distinguished foreign law faculties.
Specifically, the programs overseen by Global Programs include:
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies for foreign attorneys (post-matriculation)
Visiting Foreign Scholars program to bring foreign Ph.D. candidates and faculty to Hastings for research and teaching
Schlesinger Fellows program for distinguished foreign faculty
Global Lecture Series and international conferences at Hastings