The first Global Legal Skills conference was held at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, an intimate conference connecting legal writing and ESL professionals who had an interest in teaching international students and lawyers. GLS has since grown to include not only legal writing faculty, but also international and comparative law professors, clinical faculty, linguists, librarians, judges, attorneys, court translators, law students, and scholars interested in global legal skills education. Now in its 12th iteration, the conference draws hundreds of professionals from around the world.

The conference has been held four times in Chicago, twice in Mexico, twice in Costa Rica, twice in Italy and once in Washington D.C. In 2017, the conference returns to Monterrey Mexico.


  • Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) Department of Law (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law (Texas, USA)

Cooperating Organizations and Institutions

We are pleased to have the support of the following organizations:

  • American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • American Society of International Law
  • International Law Institute
  • International Law Students Association
  • Lawbility (Switzerland)
  • Scribes — The American Society of Legal Writers
  • Teaching International Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association


If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at global @ fldm.edu.mx