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This Article was written for a Symposium honoring recently-retired Professor Bob Lutz. It describes fourteen gatherings that were organized by either the ABA Section of International Law’s Transnational Legal Practice Committee or by the predecessor entities to the ABA Standing Committee on International Trade in Legal Services. Professor Lutz was a driving force behind these gatherings, which were held between 2004 and 2014, and were referred to by the organizers as “Summits.” This Article examines the impact of these Summits and explains why they played a critical role in helping establish global legal profession networks among U.S. legal profession stakeholders and stakeholders from other countries and organizations, including the CCBE. This Article concludes by exploring the lasting legacy of these "Summits" and the networks they helped facilitate.

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Southwestern Journal of International Law