From Maine to Kushan: Teaching the U.S. Legal System in China
Preti Flaherty attorney Jeff Thaler was recently the subject of an essay written by one of his former students at Duke Kushan University (DKU). In 2019, Jeff spent time at DKU serving as a Fulbright Specialist and teaching courses on environmental policy and the U.S. Legal system. Since returning to Maine, Jeff has remained in touch with his students and faculty members across China and has even been teaching "An Introduction to the U.S. Legal System" remotely.
Professor Thaler’s teaching and guidance in the law field were quite impressive and inspiring. With his intentional design of this course, I got chances to approach law cases in various law systems, develop presentation and critical thinking skills for my future career, and make real-world connections through activities like the Moot Court debates and guest talks.