Justice in Mexico

International Conference on Promoting the Rule of Law in Mexico, June 10, 2016

The Justice in Mexico Program and the University of San Diego School of Law are pleased to invite you to a conference on “Promoting the Rule of Law in Mexico” on Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30am to 5:00pm, in the Hahn University Center Forum, at the University of San Diego.

The conference will bring together respected U.S. and Mexican judges, legal scholars, and experts to discuss forthcoming reforms to the Mexican judicial system and their possible impacts in promoting greater accountability, transparency, and rule of law in Mexico. Confirmed participants include: Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon (Superior Court of Los Angeles County), Judge Runston Maino (Superior Court of San Diego County), Dr. Francisco Guerrero Aguirre (Secretary for Strengthening Democracy, Organization of American States), Pablo Hector González Villalobos (State Court Justice of Chihuahua), Alejandro González Gómez (State Court Justice of Michoacán), Armando Ríos Píter (Mexican Senator from Guerrero), Miguel Sarre Iguíniz (Professor of Law at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), Abel Galván Gallardo (Assistant Attorney General from the Office of the Mexican Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la Republica, PGR) and a representative from the Ministry of the Interior’s Judicial Reform Implementation Office (Secretaria Técnica del Consejo de Coordinación para la Implementación del Sistema de Justicia Penal, SETEC).

General admission is $30 and includes lunch and Spanish/English translation services. USD student admission is free (please be prepared to show ID at check-in). Please RSVP here. Deadline to RSVP is June 5, 2016.

University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 6.5 hours of general credit. Total cost for admission with MCLE credit is $45 and includes all reading materials, lunch, and Spanish/English translation services. To receive MCLE credit please RSVP here. Deadline to RSVP for MCLE credit is June 5, 2016. 

ABOUT USD SCHOOL OF LAW: The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

ABOUT JUSTICE IN MEXICO: Since 2001, Justice in Mexico has been working to improve citizen security, strengthen the rule of law, and protect human rights in Mexico, and its current work is underwritten by the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.  The conference is made possible with the additional support of the University of San Diego School of Law, Sempra International, COPARMEX, San Diego County Bar Association, and the San Diego Diplomacy Council.

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