On December 8, 2022, Temple Law’s Office of Graduate and International Programs welcomed another delegation of Italian legal professionals studying legal English and the U.S. legal system. The visit was organized by English for Law and International Transactions (EFLIT) and led by its founder, University of Parma law professor Stefano Maffei.
In addition to their visit to Temple Law, the participants also visited the U.S. Federal Court, Criminal Justice Center, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Forensic Science Center, and the law firm of Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendeski.
During their visit to Temple Law, Professor Emeritus David Sonenshein spoke with the students about the comparative Italian-US court systems and provided practical advice on trial advocacy skills and case management. Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs John Smagula explained the US legal education system and how it differs from Italy’s. The EFLIT group also toured the law school and campus, learned about Temple Law’s LL.M. and Rome summer programs, and enjoyed lunch at Temple University’s Esposito Dining Center at Johnson and Hardwick Halls. The enormous dining hall includes hundreds of options spread across multiple food and beverage bars, providing the full campus experience.
“We are delighted with our partnership with Temple Law School,” said Director Professor Maffei, “and truly grateful for all of the support Professor Sonenshein and the Temple team have offered to EFLIT and our students over the years. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration to create more opportunities for our students in the future.”
In addition the summer law program at the Temple Rome campus and the collaboration with EFLIT, Temple also has partnerships with the law schools of Bocconi University, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Luiss, University of Naples Parthenope, and Sapienza University of Rome.