Global Research Seminar
The GRS is an innovative teaching model for exploring the global nature of today’s most complex legal issues.
These intensive research courses build toward the overseas field research visit when students and faculty jointly meet with primary stakeholders on key topics in public and private international law.
Through the GRS, students:
- Gain substantive expertise on the issue being studied;
- Apply legal research in a real world setting;
- Engage meaningfully with international senior legal experts, practitioners, and faculty; and
- Develop highly-sought research, interview, analysis, and reporting skills.
Each year, the GRS addresses a new cutting-edge topic, identified by our faculty as a singular research opportunity for Penn Law students.
Current and Upcoming Global Research Seminars
Past Global Research Seminars
- Intellectual Property Strategies for National Development: A Case Study of Current Issues in India (Spring 2019)
- Human Rights and Economic Development in Cuba (Fall 2016)
- Public Interest Law Practice in Uganda (Spring 2017)
- Comparative Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (US, Germany and Belgium) Fall 2015/Spring 2016
- Disasters and the Law (Japan) Fall 2015/Spring2016
Rising Powers: Power Shifts in International Law and Global Governance (China or Brazil)
Fall 2014/Spring 2015
- Internet Law & Policy (Germany and Belgium) Fall 2013/Spring 2014
- U.S. and Indian Private Law (India) Fall 2012
- Islamic Finance (Malaysia) Spring 2012
- U.S. and E.U. Internet Law (Germany and Belgium) Fall 2011
- International Bankruptcy Law Reform (Japan) Spring 2011
Globalization of Corporate Governance (Italy) Spring 2010