Justice in Mexico

Update: 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 send you the agenda for our upcoming conference on “Promoting the Rule of Law in Mexico” on Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30am to 5:30pm, 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.

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. 


8:30-9:00 Conference Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome
Dean Stephen Ferruolo (School of Law, University of San Diego)
Dr. David Shirk (Director, Justice in Mexico)
Vice President Justin Bird (SEMPRA)

9:15-9:30 Conference Introduction: Reflections on Mexico’s Justice Reform Efforts
Lic. Iliana García Castillo (Secretaria Técnica del Consejo de Coordinación para la Implementación del Sistema de Justicia Penal, SETEC)

9:30-11:00 From the Bench: Judges’ take on Justice Reform
State Court Justice Pablo Hector González Villalobos (Poder Judicial de Chihuahua)
Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon (Superior Court of Los Angeles County)
Judge Runston Maino (Superior Court of San Diego County)
State Court Justice Alejandro González Gómez (Poder Judicial de Michoacán)

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10-12:50 Anti-Corruption Efforts in Mexico
Benjamin Hill (Secretaría de la Función Pública)
Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Esq (U.S. Department of Justice)
Dr. Marco A. Fernández (México Evalúa)

12:50-1:00 Break

1:00-1:10 Introduction to Keynote
Consul General William A. Ostick (U.S. Consulate, Tijuana)

1:10-2:15 Keynote Luncheon 
Dr. Alfonso Pérez Daza (Consejo de la Judicatura Federal)

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:30 Improving the Administration of Justice
Ray Gattinella (U.S. Department of Justice)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Ciaffa (U.S. Department of Justice)
Professor of Law Miguel Sarre Iguíniz (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
Judge Luciano Angulo (Poder Judicial de Baja California)

4:30-5:30 Conference Conclusion: Reflections on Mexico’s Justice Reform Efforts
Dr. David Shirk (Director, Justice in Mexico)
Alejandro Rios Rippa, Corporate Ethics and Litigation Director (IEnova/SEMPRA)


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