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Up to this point, judicial education (and training) has largely been considered to be local and insular. The assumption has been that each country's judicial system is unique and therefore requires a unique type of judicial education. After consulting with judiciaries and judicial education institutions around the world, I have come to doubt that assumption. Much of the individuality among various countries' judicial education results from not being sufficiently exposed to other methods. Consequently, each country goes about "reinventing the wheel." With little or no cross-fertilization of ideas, individuality may well occur, but may be based upon a lack of knowledge rather than a perception of specific needs and an understanding of judicial training options.

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