Prof. Dr. Taslima Monsoor, the Advisor of Department of Law participated in the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) 2022 Global Law Deans’ Forum and Annual Meeting held at the University of Oxford, Pembroke College, Oxford, United Kingdom from September 26-28, 2022. The 2022 Global Law Deans’ Forum and Annual Meeting is the 4th biennial meeting of IALS. The Association has held over 35 Regional Law Deans’ Forums. This year more than 75 law school leaders from over 30 countries have gathered to meet and discuss with their peers to formulate to identify challenges and develop community-based strategies to improve legal education.
The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) is a private, non-political, non-profit, volunteer, collaborative, learned society dedicated to serving the worldwide legal education community. It is an association of more than 250 law schools and departments from over 60 countries representing more than 12,000 law faculty members. The mission of IALS is to improve legal education by learning from each other. It is only through thoughtful dialogue among our community that IALS will develop a consensus on how they educate the next generation.
Since its transition in 2014 to a new charter and an independent Board of Governors, the Association has embarked upon an ambitious and innovative agenda of developing a global consensus on the fundamental principles, guidelines, and outcomes of a legal education. Discussions and decisions of IALS are informed by the mission and experiences of all the members. These discussions have resulted in the adoption of the: Singapore Declaration on Global Standards and Outcomes of a Legal Education, Madrid Protocol on the Principles of Evaluation of a Legal Education, Judicial Standards on a Legal Education. They have also created the Doctrinal Study Group Program and Evaluation, Assessment, and Certification Program, along with more programs and committees.