On April 25, 2022, Temple Law’s Office of Graduate and International Programs welcomed a delegation of Italian legal professionals studying legal English, including judges, professors, private practitioners, and students. The visit was organized by English for Law and International Transactions (EFLIT) and led by its founder, University of Parma law professor Stefano Maffei.

During their visit, participants learned about trial advocacy, the U.S. criminal justice system, and jury selection. As part of the program, they observed a mock trial with opening statements and direct and cross examinations. Professor Emeritus David Sonenshein directed the program, along with a Philadelphia public defender Andrea Konow and district attorney Eli Klein.

The EFLIT group also toured the law school and campus, learned about Temple Law’s LL.M. and Rome summer programs, and – for a truly authentic Temple experience – rounded off the visit with a bite to eat from the food trucks on Main Campus.

These visits emphasize Temple Law’s efforts to build powerful, purposeful connections that allow for collaboration between legal professionals across the globe. Following his participation in the 2019 EFLIT study visit, Edoardo Corò attended the Temple Rome summer program and then enrolled in the Temple Law Foreign-trained Lawyers Program where he earned his LL.M. degree. By blending global practices and networks, Temple Law’s LL.M. alumni become leaders in the academic and professional legal community.

Professor Emeritus David Sonenshein
Professor Emeritus David Sonenshein
Philadelphia public defender Andrea Konow and
district attorney Eli Klein
Visiting delegation of Italian legal professionals with Temple Law Graduate and International Programs Office Administration.

For more information, visit our Graduate and International Law website.