Well, I do not know the answer to this question, – but it appears that Professor Mathias W. Reimann does: “Why Americans Make Better Global Lawyers” is the topic of the 13th Ernst Rabel Lecture which he will deliver on November 5, 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Professor Reimann is the Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Details on the event can be found here, as well as biographical details of Ernst Rabel and Matthias Reimann. We will try to follow-up on Professor Reimann’s lecture in due course. In the meantime, I would like to hear from you: Do Americans Make Better Global Lawyers?