U.S. Law Becomes The Global Standard

And in response, foreign students are crowding into American law schools

Nathalie Feix grew up in Switzerland, spent her undergraduate years at the University of Geneva and earned a master's degree in public policy from the London School of Economics. When she decided to study law, though, she skipped Europe's elite institutions and enrolled at the University of Miami. Why? Feix, 26, who worked for Hewlett-Packard in Geneva last summer, explains that U.S. law schools have "law reviews, moot court, judicial clerkships, litigation training--things that aren't available in Europe."

And she has another reason: U.S. law is becoming the lingua franca of international business. Last year 1,400 foreign nationals enrolled in standard...

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