Professor Edwards’ LL.M. Roadmap Now Available in Print
Professor Edwards’ LL.M. Roadmap launched at Harvard Law School and in Paris, France
Professor George E. Edward’s new book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs , held its official U.S. launch at Harvard Law School on September 16, 2011. The event took place as part of “Harvard Literati: Celebrating the Works of Alumni Authors,” which was attended by numerous well-known authors including Harvard Law School Professor Annette Gordon-Reed (a MacArthur “Genius Grant” and Pulitzer Prize winner, pictured below with Professor Edwards), Professor Randy Kennedy, and New York Times Best-Selling author and CBS drama series CSI:NY actor Hill Harper.
The European debut for the 624-page LL.M. Roadmap was in Paris, France on September 26, 2011. The event was an “LL.M. Workshop” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State/Franco-American Commission, along with the Fulbright Commission. Professor Edwards introduced the book to the 75 French prospective LL.M. students, and presented on the topic of U.S. legal education for international and domestic J.D. and LL.M. students.
Professor Edwards says, “The LL.M. Roadmap is a comprehensive guide to assist students from around the world in choosing, applying to, and succeeding in an American LL.M. program, and to assist them in reaching their personal, professional and career goals upon graduation.”
Meredith McQuaid, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, NAFSA – Association of International Educatiors wrote, “LL.M. Roadmap….will motivate law schools to reflect critically on the LL.M. programs they offer.” McQuaid is also a Dean and the Associate Vice-President of the University of Minnesota.
The November 2011 issue of the National Jurist is scheduled to reprint excerpts of LL.M. Roadmap’s Chapter 6, which focuses on LL.M. program ranking and reputation.
Professor Edwards’ article entitled, “International Students and Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programs in the U.S.: What U.S. Law Schools Will Not Tell You About Choosing the ‘Best’ School, Getting Admitted, Succeeding in Their LL.M. Programs, and Getting a Good Job Post-Degree” will appear in the Fall 2011issue of the Journal of the International Law Students Association.
Professor Edwards, the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, established and supervised the law school’s LL.M. Track in International Human Rights Law from its inception until the Spring of 2011. He is also the former executive chair of Graduate Programs at the school.
Professor Edwards is the founder and director of the school’s Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL), a program which has sent international human rights law interns, both from the J.D. and LL.M. programs, to at least 168 placements in 50 countries worldwide since the program began in 1997. The PIHRL is accredited with a special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Professor Edwards is Affiliated Faculty of the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University in Bloomington, and he has received numerous teaching, research and civic engagement awards since 1999.
Professor Edwards has presented on the topic of U.S. Legal Education for International Students and other international issues in over two dozen countries.
Professor Edwards is donating all of his profits from this edition of the LL.M. Roadmap to the International Law Students Association (ILSA), which is the parent organization of International Law Societies at law schools across the U.S.
The LLMRoadMap.com web site has received visits from 279 different individual cities in close to 70 countries and has more than 300 Twitter followers @LLMRoadMap. For more current information about the book and activities related to it, see the web site: www.LLMRoadMap.com.