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Found in the Translation: The Value of Teaching Law as Culture


Although the study of law within its larger culture is emerging, recognition of law as culture is still generally nascent within legal studies and pre-professional programs. In fact, the greater recognition of law's social and political role may have impeded a consideration of law's role as culturally specific. Yet, as law practice becomes more globalized, such awareness is an increasingly necessary element of any practitioner's toolkit. This Article explores three examples of cross-cultural blunders to demonstrate the necessity of being sensitive to law in cultural context.