Legal Globalization: Australia | School of Law | SIU

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Legal Globalization: Australia | School of Law | SIU



Legal Globalization: Australia

Professor Dervan and students

In this course, taught by Professor Lucian Dervan, students studied the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on cultures and legal systems using Australia as a case study. Students spent several weeks in class at SIU learning about Australia’s history, legal systems, and culture, and then traveled to Sydney, Australia to continue their studies. 

During their 2013 visit, students met with members of U.S. Law Enforcement at the U.S. Consulate, including members of the FBI, Secret Service, IRS Investigative Branch, and Force Protection Detachment. They also met with individuals at Ernst & Young and Baker & McKenzie to learn about the global white collar criminal defense practice. Finally, along with lectures and networking opportunities, the students participated in various cultural events, including a 5K charity fun-run, museum tours, a harbor tour, a tour of the Blue Mountains, and a farewell barbeque at Bondi Beach.

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