Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States
July 7 - 20, 2013
The program is designed to give participants an overview of the reform processes of judicial systems taking place in Latin American countries, with a special emphasis on criminal justice. At the same time, students will be exposed to the challenges and skills involved in the professional practice within the various functions of the new judicial systems. Students will also gain an understanding of selected of the U.S. judicial system which they may apply to their own work in Latin American systems.
Para información en español, visite www.wcl.american.edu/judicialreform/spanish/
American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is located in Washington, DC and was founded by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett in 1896. WCL offers the International Legal Studies Program which was established in 1982 in response to a growing demand for lawyers trained in international law. The LLM program in International Legal Studies is ranked among the top ten international law LLM programs in the United States and is currently the only program in the United States to offer a dual LLM/MBA degree. The program incorporates a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers. (for more information please visit www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp)
The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA) is an autonomous body of the OAS, established in 1999, to support the development of the judicial reform process in the region. Its mission has been to contribute to the improvement in the operation of judicial systems, providing knowledge and practical and innovative solutions in aspects related to the management, information, and training of operators of judicial systems. (for more information please visit www.cejamericas.org)
Diego Portales University Faculty of Law was created in 1982, quickly becoming a benchmark in innovation in legal education in Chile and making important contributions in the improvement of the rule of law. Currently the law school is ranked as one of the best private colleges in the country and fourth nationally (Ranking Revista Qué Pasa). It has been accredited for a period of 7 years, the longest given to a Chilean law school. The law school offers an extensive array of graduate programs and legal updates. Their research has been characterized by its commitment to human rights and public policy, highlighting its key role in the design and implementation of the reform of criminal procedure in Chile. (for more information please visit www.derecho.udp.cl)