In a post in December 2012, I had promised that I would follow up with the answer to that question, which was taken from Professor Mathias W. Reimann’s 13th Ernst Rabel Lecture, delivered at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Following up took a bit longer, than I had thought. However, the lecture has now been published in The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law (RabelsZ). The title of the published article is somewhat less provocative: it now reads “The American Advantage in the Global Lawyering.”
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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?