Between February and April, 2014
Seminar for Brazilian Consular Officials at WCL
This seminar, which is being planned together with the General Consulate of Brazil in Boston, will examine legal issues arising under U.S. Law that are of interest to Brazilian Consular Officials.
Seminar for the Jornal da Justiça
This will be another Seminar for select Brazilian judges and prosecutors at WCL.
The Brazil-U.S. Legal and Judicial Studies Program collaborates with the International Judicial Academy and the Jornal da Justiça to present a seminar on High Legal Capacity for Judges and Justice Administrators to be attended by more than 30 Brazilian judges and state prosecutors.
The seminar also includes site visits to the Federal Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Judicial Center and the Library of Congress.
Brazil-U.S. Legal & Judicial Institutions Course
Taught by Judge Messitte and distinguished experts on Brazilian law, this week-long course will offer a comparison between Brazilian and U.S. legal and judicial institutions. Brazilian co-presenters will include expert attorneys living in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as visiting experts from Brazil. For more information, please click here or email the Program email@example.com.
Course: Courts and Prisons
Also being discussed with the Brazilian National Council of Justice and the Brazilian Department of Penitentiaries is a possible course on the Courts and Prisons, which would bring together experts on prison systems and human rights issues as to prisoners both in the US and Brazil. This topic has been widely debated both in Brazil and the United States, particularly recently. Details as to this possible program will be posted as they develop.